A woman felt "relieved" after finding out about her cheating boyfriend's secret.
Maitlyn Walrich, who goes by the nickname Mae, feared her partner was being unfaithful for a number of months.
After her boyfriend confessed his affair, the 23-year-old took to TikTok to share the story with her 22,000 followers.
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She said: "My initial reaction to finding out he cheated was a relief.
"I felt like I was going crazy suspecting he was hiding something.
"So when he came clean I felt less crazy."
Mae asked her boyfriend if he cheated, to which he replied no, before sending a long message confessing hours later.
She claimed the "guilt began to eat him" as he said it happened when he was drunk at the start of their relationship.
Mae added: "He also let me know he identified as bisexual, which didn't bother me whatsoever because I am also bi.
"I wish he had felt comfortable enough to share it with me sooner.
"I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders and I thanked him for finally being honest with me."
At first, Mae decided to take her unfaithful boyfriend back to see if it could work out, but eventually they ended things.
"He cheated on me at the beginning of our relationship and hid it from me for about six months," she explained.
"He felt he had made a huge mistake and he wanted to fix it, which is why I imagine he kept it [the cheating] a secret.
"When I told my family he had cheated on me they all responded with something along the lines of 'I knew it'."
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Finding others who had similar heartbreaks was revolutionary for the influencer, who's focusing on her journey now.
She said: "My gut instinct about this man told me exactly who he was, but I didn't listen because he told me otherwise.
"I struggle more than I did before [with dating] as his words were so genuine and innocent, but his actions weren't.
"I would say this man was the best relationship I've experienced overall, aside from being cheated on.
"So when I hear other people saying the same kind of things he used to, I get a little nervous.
"It's something I'm working through."
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Despite everything that's happened, Mae is keeping positive about her past relationship.
She concluded: "I still choose to view this relationship as something good that happened for me.
"It was mostly a wonderful learning experience."
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