Reader Valentine’s Day Sob Story: The IM That Ended It All

Valentine’s Day is probably the most emotionally charged day of the year — and we’re not just talking about lovey-dovey feelings (although there is a lot of that). To celebrate cupid’s special day, we’re posting your stories about your best and worst Valentine’s Days. To submit, email by Monday, Feb. 9, and include “Best Valentine’s Day” or “Worst Valentine’s Day” in the subject.

After the jump, Roz shares the sad tale of how her nine-year marriage ended after an instant messaging slip up.

I was awakened last Valentine’s Day by my hubby’s tender kisses. He told me how awesome I was and how very much he loved me. Then, he gave me a beautiful vase full of flowers from him and another from our children. Fast forward a few hours. We were IMing each other about our romantic plans for the night, and he typed something about my “beautiful blond hair,” to which I responded, “But honey, I don’t have blond hair.” I joked with him about whether he was IMing with his blond girlfriend, and he assured me that was not the case. To make a long story short, our romantic evening ended with him saying he wanted a divorce and me pitching the flowers in the trash. – Roz Beule