As told to Ann DeGrey
I was crazy about my husband when I first met him because he was my boss and I was in awe of him - big mistake! My advice to anyone is never to marry somebody because you admire them in the workplace and lust after them. I guess I was attracted to the power he had over me. But six years later, I've learned he's a nasty piece of work who treats me like one of his employees and I know I deserve better.
But life is still good because I have my lover Jeremy, who is the love of my life. We are planning to leave our partners and be together. Although, there’s something terrible that clouds our relationship - Jeremy has stage four cancer and doesn’t have long to live. But that doesn’t stop us from being lovers and appreciating every moment we have together.
We first met years ago when he was dating my cousin and then we reconnected by chance about six months ago when I took my kids to a school holiday art class and Jeremy was there, with his daughter. We started seeing more of each other, with the kids, then fell in love…. and then fell into bed.
He was honest with me right away and told me he’s living with cancer but, for now, he felt quite healthy. And his diagnosis hasn’t dulled our sex life - our chemistry is just so powerful.
Jeremy’s cancer was too far gone; there was nothing that could be done as he is now inoperable. When he told his wife, she was quite indifferent and told him he’d better make sure his will is in order.