Would you stay with your SO if they lied about having cancer?
She had 2 older children from a previous relationship and then she and her husband had 2.
She claimed to have brain cancer and was dying so a lawyer friend of her mothers took pity on her and helped her husband adopt her two older children for free, she was after all dying and she needed someone to take care of her older two after she died.
She kept up the cancer lie for several years and went as far as to shave her head.
She told everyone she only had 6 months to live so everyone was preparing for her death. Funny enough I remember thinking something was off about her story and when the 6 months came around and she didn't die I started wondering a bit more but since she was basically a friend of a friend I didn't give her much thought.
There are red flags her husband should have seen but would you ever suspect your spouse of lying about that? She never wanted anyone to go with her to chemo or doctors appointments and since her husband was working a minimum wage job he really couldn't take off work to go with her.
Her oldest child from her previous relationship is bipolar and he threatened to kill himself so CPS became involved. They wanted information from the doctors about her cancer and she even faked those but CPS actually did check up on her and found out that the letters were faked and the doctors had never seen her. When they found that out they told her she could have no contact with the children until further notice.
It's now been about 18 months since that happened and in that time frame her poor husband had a heart attack and almost died, and ended up losing both legs. There was a time that he contemplated divorcing her but I believe because of the heart attack and him losing his legs he decided to stay.
I'm not sure but I assume she's in counseling and I imagine CPS is still a part of their lives.
As far as I know the lawyer that handled the adoption either doesn't know or has decided not to sue her.
So if you found out your SO kept up a big lie like that for years would you stay with them or leave them?