A mother whose husband died in his sleep when she banished him to the sofa has found love again – with his brother.
Ashley Murrell said she was left feeling guilty after a row she had with Mikey whose body she discovered the following morning.
She is now urging other people not to go to sleep without solving arguments first.
But it has since emerged that, united in grief, she has grown close to Mikey’s brother, Chris, and they started a relationship two months after his death on May 16.
Ms Murrell, a beauty therapist from Somerset, later discovered that her husband – who worked as a carpet cleaner – had been putting in the extra hours so he could save up for a trip to Prague for their anniversary.
A few months on and Ms Murrell has now reportedly started a relationship with her brother-in-law, Chris Murrell, after the pair apparently helped each other through the grieving process.
“Chris and Ashley have been through so much but they have really been there for each other,” an unnamed friend told The Sun. “It’s strange how from something so awful, something good can happen. They are really happy together.
Speaking out about her husband’s death, Ms Murrell urged others to spend “every moment” with their families.
“I felt so guilty,” she said. “I was so angry with myself for making him sleep on the sofa. I still find it so hard to think that my last words to him were out of anger.
“When I found out he’d been saving to take us on an anniversary holiday it was awful – heartbreaking doesn’t begin to cover it.”
She added: “Losing Mikey has changed my entire perspective on life. Life is too short to go to bed angry and not to spend every moment you can with your family.”