A woman blasted her ex-boyfriend for imposing strict rules whenever she goes out, then having the “audacity to cheat” on her.
Zoe Scholefield of West Yorkshire, England, exposed her ex-boyfriend who drew a long list of rules of what she should do during a night out, as he was cheating on her, The Sun reported yesterday, Aug. 12. Scholefield did not state how she discovered his infidelity.
The rules, sent through a text message, were shared on Scholefield’s Twitter account last Friday, Aug. 9. Scholefield’s message contained 12 rules, where her ex-boyfriend said she cannot “get too drunk.” Scholefield’s ex-boyfriend also instructed her to “text me to tell me things so I can see in the morning” even when he is asleep.
“Funny how my ex sent me stuff like this then has the audacity to cheat on me,” Scholefield said.
Funny how my ex sent me stuff like this then has the audacity to cheat on me😍😍 pic.twitter.com/nA28O86u4k
— Zoe Scholefield (@ScholefieldZoe) August 9, 2019
Other Twitter users reacted to Scholefield’s post, giving their two cents on the matter.
One commenter, @Pinky4367, noted that Scholefield’s ex-boyfriend is paranoid because he tried to control her from “do[ing] what he did” to her.
It’s paranoia. He thinks you’re going to do what he did to you, so he tries to control you. Used to have a mate that did that to his ex
— SamTHFC (@Pinky4367) August 9, 2019
One @AshleyNivens said that “control isn’t affection or love.”
Don't know who needs to hear this but if your partner lists even one of those things then you should show them the door. Control isn't affection or love
— Ashley Nivens #NL (@AshleyNivens) August 9, 2019
Some commenters were able to see the abusiveness of the ex-boyfriend. A netizen, @hollyhaless, stated that the “short-term and long-lasting” effects of emotional and verbal abuse are similar to the effects of physical abuse. She also cited types of emotional and verbal abuse, such as insulting and attempting to control someone.
Emotional and verbal abuse can have short-term and long-lasting effects that are just as serious as the effects of physical abuse. Emotional and verbal abuse includes insults and attempts to isolate or control you.
Domestic violence bab, you had a lucky escape x
— HH. (@hollyhaless) August 9, 2019
Another commenter, @kristen_maria, blasted Scholefield’s ex-boyfriend for being “incredibly rude and disrespectful.”
So incredibly rude and disrespectful. Your insecurities are not our job to cater to. People who are this distrusting, are that way because their own bad habits, as you stated. Straight up unacceptable. And love how he wants you to call, but wants a heads up first..
— Kristen Maria (@kristen_maria) August 10, 2019
Scholefield’s post has gone viral, garnering over 30,000 likes and more than 3,000 retweets, as of this writing. JB