This man secretly broke up his wife's sister and her abusive husband, and it's the best thing you'll read today

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We've all got secrets we keep from our significant others, whether they're things we've buried in our past, or something that is just too personal to tell anyone in the world.

So, when a Reddit user decided to post in the 'ask Reddit' thread to find out people's secrets they've kept from their SO, it's no surprise that some fascinating nuggets were revealed.

In a thread, the user asked:

What’s a secret your SO still doesn’t know about you, and why have you kept it secret?

One person's incredible answer, however, stood out above all of the others, getting an impressive 18.5K upvotes.

In a moving post, they wrote:

About eight years ago I discovered my wife's sister's reddit account accidentally.

It was a variation of a username she'd used for AIM before, but with different numbers and no underscore (the numbers were a significant date to her though).

There were too many coincidences in her posts for it not to be her.


She was posting on the relationship advice subreddit.

Her (now ex-) husband was abusive.

We'd known something was off about him, but couldn't really put our finger on it.

I created another account that I only accessed from incognito mode to send her encouragement to leave, and to ask her family or friends (but kinda steered her towards us) for help.

She didn't want to impose or be a burden on any of them (we'd just had a kid, and I make a bunch of money but we live well within our means so you wouldn't think this based on appearances, so it was an understandable concern).

I slowly, over several weeks and several different posts she made, convinced her that it's possible her family realises something isn't quite right and would not consider it a burden to help her out.


After their divorce I deleted that account.

Nobody will ever know that the random internet stranger who was weirdly persistent in encouraging my SIL to reach out to her family for help and leave her abusive marriage was actually me.

Needless to say, people loved the incredible secret intervention.

One Redditor commented:

This is the most wholesome thing I’ve read in a very long time. Thank you for giving her support without being cavalier about it afterwards.

Another said:

For real though, super awesome.

A third summed it up:

This is my very favourite post in this whole thread. You're a good person, and I hope many good things happen for you.

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