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I think my husband is having an affair

(42 Posts)
AmanBajaj1 Sun 16-Sep-07 22:13:35

Hi all, I'm new here and I felt compelled to post due to my situation.

I've been with my husband for about 7 years now. I am actually born in India but I came to this country when I got married in 2000.

Recently, my husband has been coming back late in the evenings - he works in a Leicester call centre. One day I checked his phone and saw some extremely saucy text messages from his work colleague. I don't want to repeat everything written in it, but it said things like "Yesterday was hot, can't wait to see you tommorow babe" and so on.

In our spare time, we run a successful eBay business selling school labels, so I spend most of the day making labels. I haven't got a full time job, I stay at home and look after our two beautiful children, one of whom I had just given birth to in last year in December.

I'm really sorry to let this all out, but I don't know what to do. I love my husband and he really loves me, well at least I thought he did, but I am pretty sure he is cheating on me because I found a pack of condoms in his bag to work.

I don't know how to approach him, for fear that he might get angry / or attack me. Any suggestions?

Aman Bajaj

totaleclipse Sun 16-Sep-07 22:15:06

Attack you??!!
Has he attacked you before?

elesbells Sun 16-Sep-07 22:15:47

sorry you feel so bad sad

why would you feel he would attack you? has he done it before?

fawkeoff Sun 16-Sep-07 22:17:13

????? i think you should have it out with him

KerryMum Sun 16-Sep-07 22:24:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

plainsailing Sun 16-Sep-07 22:24:40

I does sound as if he is having an affair. Think about what you want to happen, before you talk to him. Would you want to split up, or not, for example. If you are worried that he will get angry, is there anyone you could get on your side (a relative, for example) or would that make him more angry? You know him better than we do!

In the end, you have a right to expect your husband to be faithful, so talk to him and listen to what he says - was it a mistake Does he want to bewith this person? etc.

Good luck.

KerryMum Sun 16-Sep-07 22:25:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

AmanBajaj1 Sun 16-Sep-07 22:27:01

My husband had attacked me once before, but it was 5 years ago because I suspected he was having an affair a long while back. He would tell me he was going bowling with his friends, but I was told by some of my friends he was out with other girls clubbing. Some days he would not come back home to the early hours of the morning so I did approach him and it resulted in him attacking me. At the time, I was still new to the UK so I stayed silent hoping it was just a moment of madness, but now I'm in the same situation again and I don't know how to approach him regarding my suspicions.

Aman Bajaj

plainsailing Sun 16-Sep-07 22:27:35

That's a bit personal, but could he say they were for when he is with you?

WaynettaVonSlob Sun 16-Sep-07 22:29:12

If you are using your real name, and he has attacked you, are you sure that's sensible?

plainsailing Sun 16-Sep-07 22:29:53

Yes, don't use your real name on here!

AmanBajaj1 Sun 16-Sep-07 22:31:12

Oh silly me! where can I change my username>?

plainsailing Sun 16-Sep-07 22:42:22

The blue band at the top of the page, click on 'My Mumsnet' and you can change it.

abcdef1 Sun 16-Sep-07 22:47:42

Thank you for the help blush

elesbells Sun 16-Sep-07 22:53:05

i really dont know what to say to help you with him having an affair, tbh im more worried that you're scared he might attack you if you ask him about it.

you shouldn't be living like this. sad

KerryMum Sun 16-Sep-07 22:56:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EscapeFrom Sun 16-Sep-07 22:58:46


Nobody has the right to attack you - has he done this before? It's awful that you don't dare approach him about this for fear of being attacked!

The above is a multicultural domestic violence organisation which is local to you. They hopefully with understand the many issues you face, and may help you to decide what you want to do next.

Wishing you good luck in dealing with this difficult situation.

plainsailing Sun 16-Sep-07 22:59:21

Perhaps you could approach it by not making a big deal of it, ask him to come home early because you miss him? See how he responds.

I'm off to bed now, but will check in tomorrow. xx

puffling Sun 16-Sep-07 23:01:39

If you have noone to support you, perhaps you could contact a womens' group for advice. It sounds as if he is having an affair and could be nasty again if you confronted him.
This group, for example, have a Leicester office:

Tortington Sun 16-Sep-07 23:02:13

you should start to plan if you truly believe you suspicions are true. you need to somehow work out finances - you need to squirrel some money away - a lile extra for the shopping or nappies or clothes etc. every penny helps.

you then need to work out your exit strategy - are you a) going to have him removed by the police should be attack you and stay in the marital home
b) leave the marital home

if b) then where are you going to go? how will this affect your rights on your home?

do youneed to seek legal advice

free session at a solicitor?

how will you cope on your own with two children?

what will you be entitled to?

try website ( might be this should give you a lsit of benefits you may be entitled to.

if it turns out that he is taking evening modern art classes and making a special piece out of condoms - then you can sigh a huge sigh of relief

if not however

you have your bases covered - you have your plan

make your plan - let him have an affair if thats what he is doing - and take the time to put things in place. like appts with solicitors and cab - putting away money secretly - even contacting the housing office and speaking to someone about your housing options.

dont just have a fight with him - get a black eye and everything else and then wonder what the fuck you are going to do.

arm yourself. equip yourself the best that you can.

Kaloo20 Sun 16-Sep-07 23:04:31


Ladies - I can't believe you were taken in by this

For one who knows nothing about forums and posts in their own name .. they suddenly use the word username without any previous reference to it

I smell a rat

Tortington Sun 16-Sep-07 23:06:29

well at least if not -i hope she has information.

if so que sera

InMyHumbleOpinion Sun 16-Sep-07 23:07:39

Better 2000 trolls take me in than one genuine person crying into the night.

I don't care. I will always answer on this subject./

puffling Sun 16-Sep-07 23:08:02

Wouldn't you only do a troll post, if you had something humorous or naughty to say?

fireflyfairy2 Sun 16-Sep-07 23:10:07

Kaloo, where does she say she doesn't use forums or know anything about usernames?

She said she has never posted here before.

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