‘Get out now – once a cheat, always a cheat!’
real life womaniser’s message to coleen single ian Merrett, 45, is an HGV driver from nottingham. He Cheated on His ex-partner twice. Lucy I’d stayed at a mate’s. “I didn’t feel guilty. It would have been easy to blame it on the booze, but the reality wa
He says: “My advice to Coleen would be to get out now while she can and before she gets hurt any more. Because once a cheat, always a cheat. I always loved female attention. On a night out, I’d come home with a few phone numbers and would have the odd snog. I didn’t see it as a cheating. I’d been with my girlfriend Lucy for three years when I had sex with someone else. We’d been happy but my head was turned by one of her mates.
“I took her number and we were texting for a while before we met in a hotel. The sex was incredible and I didn’t really feel any guilt. But then a few days later, Lucy went through my phone and found all the texts. She went crazy and I had to beg for forgiveness. I really didn’t want to split and luckily she forgave me. She said if I ever did it again, we’d be over. I promised I’d be faithful and, at the time, I really meant it.
“Six months later, when I was out celebrating my 40th with the lads, I saw a girl I fancied at the end of the night. We got chatting and I went back to hers. It was just a one-night-stand and I told I might not have cheated. But if a man has an affair and he’s forgiven, it’s basically giving him a green light to do it again. Any sign of weakness and we’ll think we’ve got away with it.