Three unsuspecting women. A cheating boyfriend. And the epic road trip of a lifetime. Can this brave trio of ancient flames join the man who wronged them to find love, laughter, adventure, and friendships that will last a lifetime?
State the uplifting soundtrack, right?
Well yes, if this was a trailer for a Hollywood movie, but this story of three women who went from cheated girlfriends to unlikely best friends is just true.
Abi Roberts, Bekah King, and Morgan Tabor were dating someone they thought was a great guy, it just turned out that their prince charming was dating all three at the same time.
Around last Christmas, some overly friendly text messages and flirty photos that apparently paired his honey with several other women led Tabor to believe that something strange might be going on. As it turned out, the social media accounts of her less unconditional lover confirmed her worst suspicions.
Tabor, who lives in Salt Lake City, reached out to a girl via Instagram to share the bad news that her “exclusive” boyfriend was less than exclusive. The feeling of shock and dismay they shared was also mutual.
But that relationship was only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Tabor’s further investigation revealed that in addition to the young woman he had already contacted, “the boyfriend who will remain nameless” had been simultaneously dating Roberts, a student and artist at Utah State University in Boise, Idaho. .
“We were having a great time, and then around December, I got a text message from two girls,” Roberts said. The Salt Lake City Tribune. “One of them … basically said, ‘Hey, are you dating this person?’ And I said yes. And they said, ‘Well, we’re both dating him too.’ So it was a big surprise. “
In a moment straight out of the movies, Lothario was arrested when he appeared on Tabor’s doorstep, courteous bouquet in hand, during a revealing FaceTime chat between Tabor and Roberts.
As he tried to talk his way about his dubious dating schedule, the girls weren’t buying the sorry line of defense he was trying to sell.
Following a hunch that there might be more members in his strange and growing sisterhood, Tabor and Roberts followed the evidence, eventually finding half a dozen other women he was also dating. One of them turned out to be King, who is also a native of Boise.
After a short chat, the three of them summarily left him. But instead of being bitter about the experience, in the months that followed, the three women bonded together and ultimately decided to reunite.
“We did a lot of trauma processing and shared memories, and it was obvious that we were all really cool and fun people who had a lot in common,” Roberts told the Washington Post. “Right away, we became good friends.”
During their initial meeting, the three of them shared relationship stories about their deceased boyfriend. A creature of habit, they learned that he had chosen women with remarkably similar tastes, interests, and hobbies. And, staying true to form, he had also told them all about his romantic dream of traveling across the country in an old VW bus.
It was while laughing at his predictability that they had an explosive moment. Why not take that dream and make it come true?
Soon enough, the women were making plans. With the help of friends and family, they obtained an old school bus and parked it in Boise, where they installed it in a small modern house with wheels ripped from the pages of a glossy magazine.
This summer they hit the road.
The trio’s travel itinerary includes Washington State; Yellowstone, Glacier, and Grand Teton National Parks, and a drive south along the West Coast. All the women take turns at the wheel and to finance the trip, they each work remotely several hours a week.
To say that the trip has been transformative is an understatement.
As the old saying goes, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” While none of the three women could have foreseen how pleasant the end result of this particular journey would be when they first met, instead of getting angry and taking it out, they have chosen to take the right path.
“I think sometimes, literally, a lot of people think we’re just doing this [to spite our ex]but no, “said Roberts SLT. “It is very authentic that we follow our dreams and seize the opportunities, and we are excited about that.”
“What this guy did to us doesn’t define our lives,” Roberts told the Washington Post. “We all feel really blessed to have found each other. We are friends for life. “
Okay, pass the credits, put on the inspiring music, and maybe see if Drew Barrymore is available to direct.
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