Over on Reddit, people are sharing stories of the times that they were backstabbed by someone close to them. I didn't think that much backstabbing took place outside of the Real Housewives of Fuck You and Give Me Some More Chardonnay, but boy was I wrong! People are mean AF! Here are the worst of the worst. (Please note: I have no idea how truthful these are, so please enjoy each with a giant grain of salt.)
1. The worst wedding.
One Redditors shares about the time, "[my best friend] told me at [my] wedding reception he was fucking my bride and had no plans to stop."
2. The elementary school backstab that still burns.
One user writes, "When I was a little kid, my 'best friend' stole all my Polly Pockets and gave them to another girl, because she wanted a new best friend."
3. High school backstabbing that still stings.
"When I was around 16, I came out to my best friend as bisexual. I have been attracted to women since a very young age and was ready to open myself to a same sex relationship. A week later all of our friends were being particularly nasty to me and I couldn't figure out why. Turns out my 'best friend' had told everyone SHE was bisexual and that I hated her because of it. She also told a whole heap of other seriously fucked up lies over the years, but this one took the cake."
4. As it turns out, backstabbing from childhood remains with us for a long time.
A Redditor shares, "When I was in 5th grade, I'd walk to school with my three friends. One day, there were four of us (not odd because sometimes someone joined us). About half way to school, one of my friends said, 'ok, stop.' Pointed to the new guy and said "now." This new guy, who was way stronger than me, beat me up. When I was on the ground, my now ex friend walked up and explained that I'd pissed him off (he explained what it was, but I've forgotten since, but I recall it was petty), so he got the other guy to beat me up.
By the way, our other mutual friend stood there looking very guilty the whole time. So, I stayed on the ground as they walked away. Got up when I knew they were gone. Went to school and got through the day. Never spoke to them again except in passing in high school.
In high school reunions, I've had the opportunity to ask why that happened, but some things are just so beyond you leave them alone. However, the guy who looked guilty has always been over-friendly to me. I think he still has regrets for letting that happen, because he didn't stay friends with the other guy for long after that."
5. The worst best friend and husband.
One Redditor shared about her best friend, "She started fucking my then-husband, and then lied about it. When my marriage was falling apart, I confided in her. She turned around and told him everything I had said. I'm glad to be rid of them both."
6. Another incredibly shitty former best friend.
One user writes, "My 'best friend' let me crash with her after I was able to escape an abusive (and nearly deadly) relationship. She was married and while her husband was deployed, she cheated. He found out (I'm guessing the neighbors tipped him off since they knew him well enough), and she was convinced I had told him, so she kicked me out, then proceeded to go to my ex abuser's work and tell him where I was."
7. More shitty friends and one very shitty girlfriend!
One Redditor shares, "Several of my friends fucked the girl I was dating while I was dating her. What made it worse is that she was fucking them, but she wouldn't fuck me. She confided in one of my friends, who subsequently told me, that she could never have sex with someone as fat as me. She was basically fucking everyone BUT me. I later found out that I was her 'beard' of sorts for her father. She had an unwanted pregnancy before we started dating, and her father would constantly grill her about whether or not she and I were having sex. So she could legitimately tell her father 'no' because we weren't...but she loved fucking, so she was fucking a bunch of my friends instead."
8. A terrible roommate!
One Redditor writes, "[My] roommate broke our lease and gave me a one week notice to move out because she 'didn't like having a dog.' Next week, on Snapchat, her and her new roommates got a dog."
9. Fuck you, Abby!
One user shares, "It was my freshman year, first water polo tournament ever. I got my period for the first time before my game and couldn't figure out how to get a tampon in. Like, you want me to stick stuff up there?? Hell no.
My mom was hours away and her phone was dead and my sister was out of the country. I hid in my hotel room's bathroom crying in anger and pain, and I thought my roommate, my best friend at the time, sympathized with me. She was consoling me and saying everything was going to be all right. So I told her to go ahead and tell the rest of the team I was sick and that I would catch a ride to the high school we were playing at with another parent, and she went on her merry way.
After I managed to get a tampon in, I showed up about half an hour late to my team warming up and discovered that my supposed 'best friend' had told the entire team (~20 or so teenage girls, freshman to senior) and my twenty-five year old male coach that I couldn't get a tampon in and I was crying in the bathroom. Bad enough, right?
Nope, a few weeks later, at the lunch table she brings it up to the rest of my friends and laughs about it. About the fact that I was scared about my period and couldn't get a tampon in.
Fuck you, Abby."
10. And this one is classic.
"In 6th grade, my best friend came up to me, and literally stabbed me in the back with a pencil."