Wives of criminals have shared the realities of what it’s like being married to someone who’s committed a crime and is serving time in prison.
Writing on the US-based anonymous sharing app Whisper, the women discussed infidelity, with one saying she had been cheating with a married man while her husband was locked away. Another said she was sleeping with other woman because she felt like her partner would be less angry if he found out.
One wife said she had found her inner strength in order to deal with the situation – and accepted she had to wait for her partner to serve his time.
In a heartbreaking post, one wife said she kept having panic attacks because her husband wasn’t there, and she couldn’t stand being apart from him.