When my taxi driver husband stank of another woman’s perfume, I knew he was cheating, but I made him jealous and won him back.
DIANE and Phil Alliss met as youngsters and were overjoyed when she became pregnant by accident when she was only 17 years old.
Their family was complete after three more children, so Phil decided to pursue a job as a cab driver because the pay was better.
However, when Phil had an affair with a passenger, their idyllic marriage was broken.
When Diane smelled the other woman’s aroma on him, she found out, and divorce proceedings began.
They’re back together now, though. Diane, 41, tells Fabulous her story: My tummy fluttered as I smiled at the boy next door as we moved into our new home. It was my first crush when I was 13 years old.
Phil was a few years my senior, and I was certain he would be uninterested.
But we quickly became friends, and as I grew older, it became evident that we had chemistry. We started dating, and it was a shock when I became pregnant at the age of 17, but Phil and I were determined to make it work.
We moved into our own flat together, and we soon had another child – we were overjoyed.
So I was overjoyed when we eventually married. Our beautiful family was now complete with the addition of two additional children.
Even though our lives were chaotic, our love kept me and Phil going.
I encouraged Phil to leave his work as a window fitter and pursue a career as a cab driver.
Four children kept me on my toes, and I was grateful that Phil was doing his best to provide us with all we required.
However, because he worked shifts at all hours of the day and night, we rarely saw him.
I was heartbroken that he wouldn’t be able to see our children grow up, but I understood he had to do it in order to care for us.
I returned to work as a healthcare assistant at our local hospital when our youngest turned one. Things were difficult as we began to drift apart. But my suspicions grew over time.
There was a woman who seemed a little too pleasant to me, and she irritated me.
She’d wave at Phil a little too excitedly every time Phil and I were out and about.
‘How come you’re waving at her?’ When Phil waved back, I said something. ‘How did you come to know her?’ ‘I pick her up in the cab on occasion,’ he explained. ‘She’s become a bit of a regular,’ says the narrator. I made an effort to push my concerns to the back of my mind.’ Before long, I felt like she was following Phil and me around whenever we went out… Brinkwire Brief News.