I'm worried my wife fancies the guy I saw her chatting with at the school gates

I'm worried my wife fancies the guy I saw her chatting with at the school gates


DEAR DEIDRE: WHEN my wife left her car to talk to a dad at the school gates, I saw red.

I was waiting to collect the kids, as I had the day off. My wife clearly forgot, so she pulled up on her way home from work as usual.

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I used to be the jealous type but it’s got me into hot water before, so I try to control my feelings.

When I saw her chatting to this guy, though, I was furious.

She has known him for years.

He works full-time, so I doubt he does the school run often. It was probably a “long time no see” type of chat.

But I can’t help but wonder if she fancies him.

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I’m 35, she’s 33 and so is he, I think.

Am I overthinking it? Or do I trust my gut and quiz her?

DEIDRE SAYS: The former. Take a deep breath, relax and look at it logically.

Your wife is a sociable person. If she hadn’t seen a friend for a long time – male or female – she would go to say hello.

You are right to keep a lid on your feelings because if you have been lied to or cheated on before, any slight concern might take you back to that bad place.

My support pack Dealing With Jealousy explains.

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