Brenda Shawky, from St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, was divorced about a year and a half ago.
She had been married to her Egyptian-born husband for 15 years but they were leading separate lives and arguing all the time.
“Things were just getting unbearable,” she recalled. “We were under a lot of financial pressure, and the cultural differences between us didn’t help. I decided I had had enough.”