A TikTok user created an entire account dedicated to revealing how she tricked her cheating boyfriend into going on a nine-week vacation to Europe, during which she meticulously documented their breakup.
The saga began when the TikToker discovered her boyfriend's long-standing infidelity—just a day before they were scheduled to embark on an extended European vacation.
The motivation behind this elaborate plan was to avoid losing thousands of dollars invested in non-refundable reservations and tickets for their trip.
Instead of immediately confronting him, she devised a scheme to make this trip unforgettable for her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend.
In her first TikTok video, she displayed a series of photos of her cheating partner, with each image concealed behind sticky notes that gradually unveiled the situation to the viewer.
She disclosed that they had been together for a year and a half, he had professed his love for her, and they had even moved in together.
She also said he had been unfaithful during their relationship, going on trips with a friend to engage in affairs with other women. She planned to break up with him after their European vacation.
Subsequent videos detailed why she went ahead with the trip and how she managed to hide her intentions and feelings of betrayal throughout the vacation.
She admitted she had to shut off her emotions and completely change her mindset to execute her plan.
She informed her boyfriend about the "reel" she was creating, telling him that the sticky notes contained details about the special things he had done for her and other love notes.
She intended to show him the reel when they returned home, completely oblivious to the fact that a monumental breakup awaited him.
Despite the challenging circumstances, she aimed to make the most of the trip, referring to it as a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the video description.
To protect her ex-boyfriend's privacy, she obscured his face in every photo. She rebranded herself as the "I Know Girl" on TikTok, transforming her account into a platform for discussing the signs and consequences of infidelity in relationships.
In her final video addressing the breakup, she described the aftermath of her plan.
Along with sending him the breakup reel as he concluded the trip with the friend who had accompanied him on his cheating escapades, she sent a lengthy message declaring no contact and her desire to sever all ties with him.
His response was a 30-second Snapchat audio message offering an apology.
Other TikTok users applauded the TikToker for her clever handling of the situation.
In her last video titled “The aftermath,” @iknow_girl said, simply:
“My closure was the acceptance of who he was and what he did.”