I'm sorry I had an affair with your husband: the other woman writes a letter to her lover's wife

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Deception was at the heart of the two-year affair. (PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)
Deception was at the heart of the two-year affair. (PHOTO: Gallo Images / Getty Images)

It’s a story as old as the hills: woman falls for married man and then spends years of her life sneaking around in the hope that he’ll eventually leave his wife.

But although we often hear from the person who’s been cheated on, we seldom get the perspective of the third party – or “the other woman”, as she’s known.

Having spent two years living on lies and empty promises, Ingrid* from Centurion, Gauteng, believes it’s a story that deserves to be heard. And that’s why she’s writing this open letter to Estelle*, her lover André’s* wife, in the hope it will serve as cautionary tale to save other women a whole lot of needless heartache.

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