‘I can imagine some might say I joined an affairs website so must have known what I was letting myself in for.‘But in hindsight I was very vulnerable because I’d just come out of a very long relationship.
‘When you join one, you don’t realise your details will be circulated to others.
And while he told Marie he’d fallen in love with her and had left his wife of 30 years, the truth was he was very much married.
The couple met on a 'no strings' website after separated Marie - nervous about embarking on a new relationship - decided it would be 'wrong' to sign up to a site full of people looking for long-term love.
‘The worst part was telling the children Ashley wasn’t the person we all thought he was. It was such a low point.’She adds: ‘People might say I knew what I was getting into when I went on an affairs website.
But maybe I am too nice – certainly I realise now I was foolish - but I never expected to be treated like this.’Marie is telling her story to warn women not to join no-strings websites.