Why I in­vited my hubby’s mistress for Christ­mas!

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Kate knew other women no­ticed her hus­band, Matt, and she un­der­stood why – he was very good look­ing, con­fi­dent and charm­ing – but she’d never had any rea­son to doubt his feel­ings for her.

That was un­til Au­gust

2009, when Kate found an email from one of Matt’s col­leagues, Re­becca.

You’ve got right un­der my

skin, it read. Con­fronted, Matt ad­mit­ted to hav­ing an af­fair. Fright­ened that if she kicked up a fuss it would push Matt into the arms of Re­becca, Kate chose to al­low the af­fair to play out, hop­ing it would come to a nat­u­ral end.

‘I still loved Matt and I be­lieved him when he said he loved me,’ Kate told Marie Claire UK.

But two days be­fore

Christ­mas, Matt men­tioned that a heavy snow­fall was pre­vent­ing Re­becca from get­ting home to her fam­ily.

So Kate found her­self invit­ing Re­becca to spend Christ­mas with them.

‘I didn’t want him dodg­ing out to see her, and I felt less threat­ened now I knew Matt didn’t want a di­vorce,’ Kate said.

She even bought a present so Re­becca would have a gift un­der the tree.

In­tro­duced to the fam­ily as Matt’s col­league, Re­becca spent Christ­mas with them, and slept over – un­der strict rules.

‘Kate for­bade me from sleep­ing with Re­becca that

‘I felt far too hu­mil­i­ated to have sex’

night, but she needn’t have both­ered as I felt far too hu­mil­i­ated to have sex,’ says Matt.

Matt ad­mit­ted his ac­tions were self­ish and says de­spite the af­fair he never ques­tioned his love for Kate.

‘I didn’t like the idea of her spend­ing Christ­mas with us, but if Matt must have a mistress I’d rather ac­cept her than drive him into the arms of some­one I don’t know,’ Kate rea­soned.

Din­ner was awk­wardto say the least

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