When you think of revenge, what comes to mind? Maybe outing the truth behind someone’s lies or slashing their tires? That’s how plenty of people would react if they discovered their partner was cheating and sneaking around, right? Nope—at least, not 34-year-old Texan Betsy Ayala. After she and her husband had their daughter in 2013, things were going great. It only took half of a year for Betsy to uncover some heartbreaking and disappointing news, though.
Instead of doing things the easy way—something negative and hurtful, perhaps—Betsy chose to take the high road and made a permanent change that gave her the last laugh. Read on to learn about her inspiring story!
12. A Tough Pregnancy
Betsy faced challenges before, during, and after her pregnancy, like many women around the world. She weighed around 260 pounds after giving birth to Isabella, and she struggled with postpartum depression, which only worsened her bad eating habits and added to her weight gain.
“I was always the chubby kid,” she told the Daily Mail.
11. A Lifelong Struggle
Throughout her twenties, Betsy had usually weighed over 200 pounds. “I never played sports or wanted to take in physical activity because I was overweight,” she told the Daily Mail. She had her husband to lean on, though. He had supported her and stood by her since she was 17 years old.
10. Life Flipped Upside Down
By the time Isabella turned six months old, everything had changed. Betsy had been dealing with the challenges of motherhood in addition to her issues with depression and anxiety, and she wasn’t prepared for what she would soon discover. “At that point, my whole world fell apart,” she said.
9. A Terrible Discovery
After dealing with suspicions, Betsy chose to take a look at her husband’s Facebook account. She scrolled through his messages and it didn’t take long to track down the troubling truth: He had been cheating on her with another woman and hiding it the entire time, essentially living a double life.