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Real Life

Real life: My husband cheated on me with my SISTER

I had a feeling something was up, but Dawn was my sister...she wouldn't do that to me.

By Take 5 team

Sharon, 34, shares her true life story.

My heart did somersaults when Pete introduced himself at a party.
"Hello gorgeous," he said.
"Would you go out with me?"
I didn't hesitate to say yes!
He was the best looking bloke in the room.
He had dreamy brown eyes and a ripper smile.
But before things went any further, I had to be honest with him.
"I'd love to meet him," Pete said.
When he did, Pete was fantastic with him. My heart melted watching the two of them play cars together.
I wasn't the only one who was head over heels for Pete either.
My mum, Melinda, and my older sister, Dawn, were both impressed too.
Dawn was in a relationship too but she wasn't blissfully in love like me and Pete.
We'd been together for a few years when Dawn turned up on our doorstep in tears one day.
"I've left him," she said, sobbing. "Can I come in?"
"Of course you can," I replied.
I made us a cup of tea, grabbed the chocolate biscuits and we sat at the kitchen table.
"Tell me everything," I said.
We were still chatting away when Pete got home from work.
"She's very upset," I told him when she went to the toilet.
"Do you mind if she stays the night?""Of course not – she's your sister," he said.
We grew closer over our cups of tea.
After that, Dawn and I grew closer.
She would pop in most days for a cuppa.
One day we were reminiscing about our old boyfriends when she reminded me of the time I'd got up to no good with her boyfriend.
I was only 15 at the time and it was a one-off thing. "Are you still angry about that?" I asked.
"Nah, not really…it's in the past," she said.
I was relieved. I'd been young and stupid and didn't know what I was doing.
Over time, Pete and I started trying for a baby.
It wasn't happening though.
Don't give up," Dawn said.
I didn't and I was thrilled when I eventually fell pregnant.
"You're going to be a daddy!," I told Pete, showing him the pregnancy test.
He was over the moon.
Dawn was too and visited a lot more after that.
I wanted to be there for her during this difficult time.
Pete was often at her place too, doing odd jobs around the house.
With all my pregnancy hormones, I started having unsettling thoughts.
But they faded when I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Deanne.
She was perfect and Pete would always be gushing over her.
When she was a few months old, Pete and I had a huge argument.
He packed a bag and stormed out.
A few days later, I was surprised to discover that he was at Dawns.
Suddenly my fears escalated.
I put Deanne in her pram, marched around to Dawn's and banged on the door.

You won't believe what happened next in this story! Things just keep getting worse. Listen to the Take 5 Podcast below to hear the end!

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