A married woman who fell in love with another mother at the school gates has revealed how her husband has supported her throughout her new relationship.
Leah Hamilton, who identifies as gay, first met her husband at university in New Zealand.
The couple maintained a non-monogamous relationship and even kissed other people on their wedding night.
Leah said she later fell in love with another woman at the gates of preschool and had her husband’s full support – even after the two women broke up.
Writer Leah Hamilton, who identifies as gay, first met her husband at university in New Zealand
The couple maintained a non-monogamous relationship and even kissed other people on their wedding night
Leah said she was initially attracted to her husband because of his “quiet and sensitive” nature – and progressed through their relationship “without most of the usual frameworks”, she said. Initiated.
She was dating another woman at the same time, whom she met at a party, but soon decided to move in with her then-boyfriend, get married and have children.
The mother-of-two said having an open relationship had been largely put on hold to raise their children until the couple moved to Berlin after her husband received a job offer.
It was there that the couple “discovered a very open culture and a way of life where having children is not an obstacle to having a good time”.
But, although he initially struggled to meet potential new partners, Leah revealed, “I started going out at night with one of the other married mothers I had met in kindergarten at my children.
“She and I quickly became close friends. We were both wild types, looking for adventure, looking for fun.
The woman quickly began showering Leah with compliments, telling her she looked “really fit” and her eyes were “so beautiful”.
But the bond between the two women quickly grew into something that went beyond physical chemistry.
Leah (left and right) said she fell in love with another woman on the doorstep of nursery school and had her husband’s full support
The mother-of-two said having an open relationship was put on hold to raise their children until she fell in love with another woman.
Leah, who works as a writer and editor, admitted: “I wasn’t sure if my husband would support me if I wanted to connect with her – not just as a connection, but as an actual relationship.”
She was stunned to find that her husband actually cheered her on and joked “why not?”
The two women embarked on get-togethers – swimming in the lake and biking as well as parties – and their families quickly became “intertwined”.
They often shared custody of the children and regularly invited both husbands and all of their children to join them for dinners.
Leah had been in a relationship with the woman for two years but found it “ultimately unbalanced”.
She praised her husband of 12 for being ‘happy to move with me in the direction I was going’
She told the publication, “My girlfriend and I were both very emotional and we clashed in a way that slowly tore us apart.”
The couple eventually broke up, which left Leah devastated and “crying every day for months.”
She revealed her husband continued to support her, adding, “He listened to my grief and hugged me. He took care of our children and the house more than usual.
Leah has since reconnected with her ex-girlfriend to begin rebuilding a friendship.
She praised her husband of 12 years for being ‘happy to walk with me in the direction I was going’ and added: ‘I felt able to be myself and live life to its fullest. “.