I was planning to propose – until I found out my girlfriend cheated on me

DEAR DEIDRE: JUST as I was planning to propose to my girlfriend, I found out that she had cheated on me years ago.

I’m 28 and she’s 29. We have been together for ten years.

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I really love her and thought we would get married and have kids. I had even started looking at rings.

But then I accidentally found an old picture of her with another man.

When I asked her about him, she got upset and confessed he was a guy she’d had a fling with while on a girls’ weekend eight years ago.

She said she hadn’t told me back then because it meant nothing and she didn’t want to hurt me.

She has been nothing but a brilliant girlfriend in the past few years.

But it has made me ques­tion our relationship.

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If she could keep that secret, what else could she be hiding from me?

It feels like we have been living a lie.

DEIDRE SAYS: It is natural to have doubts after a shock like this.

But be careful not to throw away a good rela­tionship and your future because of something that happened years ago.

Remember, we all change a lot between our early and late twenties. She has been loyal and honest since.

My support pack, Learning About Rela­tionships, explains more.

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