12 Real-Life Stories With Plot Twists That Are Truly Hard to Predict

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3 months ago

Life is full of unexpected turns that can catch us by surprise when we least expect it. While many surprises add excitement and spontaneity to our days, sometimes life’s unforeseen twists can have much deeper consequences. We have gathered 12 true stories that revolve around plot twists that completely reshaped people’s lives.

  • Up until I was 9, I thought my step-dad was my real dad. They got a divorce, and I was pretty torn up. I wanted to live with my step-dad, but I couldn’t, and my mom wouldn’t tell me why. One day, I was going through my mom’s stuff and found a newspaper article for my father’s obituary. He died in a car crash when he was 24, and I was barely 18 months old when it happened. I still, to this day, don’t know why she lied to me about it, and I don’t even know if I should ask. © G0-Kart / Reddit
  • When I was 19, I attended the wedding of a friend I had feelings for. I clearly remember thinking, “What a damn shame. He could do so much better.” Twelve years later, he’s my husband now. © HatchetF***Face / Reddit
  • When I was in 8th grade, my school was doing something to help students get summer jobs. When I went to the school office, they told me I needed my social, but I hadn’t heard of such a thing. When I got home, I asked my mom why I didn’t have one, and she explained that we were illegal in this country. © marcos4196 / Reddit
  • While driving Lyft, two people had just gotten engaged. They were going back and forth about how much they love and trust each other. On and on. About 20 minutes into the ride I found out that they met two days ago. © LMBH1234182 / Reddit
  • I had a best friend growing up who was also my neighbor. Siblings always said that I looked like him, and it would be funny if we did a DNA test. Years go by, and we are both in our late 20s when he, on a whim, does the Ancestry.com DNA swab. Turns out he matches with my family. He’s my half-brother, and dad had to explain a lot that day. © monstergoro87 / Reddit
  • My girlfriend of 2 years moved a couple of hours away to go to school. We saw each other most weekends. The weekend before Valentine’s Day, we were together, and it was great. The next weekend, on V Day, I go to see her at her parents’ home. I see through the window as I walk up to the house, her and her fiancé are showing her parents an engagement ring. © thecultcanburn / Reddit
  • My older sister used to play our Disney read-along tapes to me every night while guiding me through the words in the books; she taught me to read this way. I didn’t realize until years later that she was using the tapes to cover the sound of our parents fighting downstairs. It saddens me that she never got to have a childhood. © Unknown user / Reddit
  • I met my biological dad when I was 23. He invited me and my toddler son to come live with him and his wife, as I was struggling financially. He wanted to put me in his will, but first, they suggested a paternity test “to be sure.” Six weeks later, the results came back that he wasn’t my dad. I got kicked out, became homeless, and dropped my son off with his father, who ended up getting full custody. Two weeks after that, my biological dad’s wife flipped out and, in her moment of craziness, admitted to swabbing her own cheek and sending it under my name for the paternity test. We’ve since retested, and he’s my father. © Lunatyc84 / Reddit
  • I already had two children when I married my husband. He thought he couldn’t have children, but we decided to try anyway. I was pregnant within three months. However, halfway through the pregnancy, we learned that she never developed a brain and would die within hours of being born. We also learned that we couldn’t terminate the pregnancy in our state because we found out exactly one day too late. © sophiatheworst / Reddit
  • My mother and father were happily married for 23 years. I always felt some amount of pride in their commitment, despite almost all of my friends’ parents being divorced. About 3 years ago, my mother became depressed. When she started coming off of her medication, she slowly shifted into a dangerous manic state. There were small signs this was happening, but it was pretty late when we acknowledged it. She spent 6 months in a psychiatric ward, divorced my father, never took medication, and fled the country to avoid hospitalization. © Arbawk / Reddit
  • I look on Facebook for the first time in a couple of days after a breakup. I see that my old BFF (of about 8–9 years) posted a new profile picture, and it had been some months since I spoke to her. I sent her a message, and her mother replied. She passed away in her sleep in the time I fell out of contact with her. © Unknown user / Reddit
  • The one guy I worked with was having a baby. He missed our work Christmas party because his baby was being born! We expected him to be on paternity leave, but he shows up a few days later. I feared the worst, that the baby had died. It turned out his girlfriend was lying about being pregnant to spend more time with him. She showed him someone else’s ultrasounds, and they talked about what they would name their baby, how they’d handle taking care of it, all that stuff. © Oberon_Swanson / Reddit

In our other article, we delve into additional stories of people whose lives underwent substantial changes due to unexpected discoveries, leaving them astonished and speechless.

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