Dating your ex husband again
However, Lisa, now 49, invited Wills to a family do last year and we came face-to-face for the first time in eight years. He looked older yet ultimately the same, with those lovely kind eyes. I know it sounds silly, but a few weeks earlier we’d gone to a hotel together and I’d hated checking in as an unmarried couple. Bar managers Joani Cook, 42, and husband Paul, 43, live in Newcastle upon Tyne with their son Jordan, 17.We sat in the conservatory talking for hours and when we were on our own Wills gave me a big kiss. I heard one of the grandchildren shouting: ‘Grandad’s kissing Grandma.’ That was wonderful! The couple first wed in July 1993 but divorced nine years later in September 2002. But personality-wise, we are both outgoing and I loved his sense of humour.When we were together, we argued, and there were also the interminable silences. Nicholas was shocked — I don’t think he realised how unhappy I was.He wanted to try again, but by then the children were either at boarding school or university and my mind was made up.According to counselling service Relate, one in four divorcees regrets their split. For some, the very idea will seem impossible — but for others it is a secret longing they can hardly admit even to themselves. He had such a clever way with words and he made me laugh.Victoria Craig, 66, runs a knitwear company and lives with her husband Nicholas, 67, a retired solicitor, in Corbridge, Northumberland. That night at the wedding, we talked until the early hours, and a couple of weeks later he rang to ask me out.
It wasn’t until 2002, when my twin sister Eugenie fell seriously ill with progressive supranuclear palsy — the neurological disease that killed actor Dudley Moore— that Nicholas and I got back together. He’d never met anyone else and was happy to be a shoulder to cry on.
Then I broke my leg and it seemed easier for me to move in with him so that he could nurse me.
I saw a caring side to Nicholas I hadn’t seen when we were younger.
It became pretty acrimonious because he wouldn’t accept that I wasn’t coming back.
I was utterly shattered to find myself with two failed marriages.Paul was upset and wanted us to try Relate, but I didn’t want to talk to a stranger about our problems. I had been unhappy for at least six months and I wanted out.