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Confession: Part of the Union
Dear Father Simon and the enrobed.
My confession is an ongoing one. It is still live, still active. And I am worried about the implications of what I am about to tell you but here goes anyway…
Our house, well most of it, will have been braced for this moment as soon as I sent this email. I have been happily married to my husband Paul for 26 years. We met at a university young socialist party. He was a dashing
Engineering student from central England, me an idealistic young drama student from the north-west.
I had dated other men but Paul was the man for me and I knew it straight away. We had the same taste in music, same taste in fashion, and read the same books. We talked a lot, argued a lot (usually about the state of the world and the workers revolution) and we enjoyed the same circle of activist friends.
We married in 1990 and moved to the Midlands where we both got jobs and started to raise a family. Domesticity set in and it was fine, actually. We have had 3 children and there is even ridiculous talk of us becoming grandparents!
I'm aware you might be wondering where this is heading so I'll get to the point. Paul has always been very political, we both have been I suppose, but it was always Paul that led the way. We joined the same political parties and went on the same demonstrations but it was Paul who laid down the party line somewhat and I have to say, he sort of assumed I was going along with him.
However as the kids got older and demanded more time, while he went knocking on doors, I helped with the homework and did all that domestic stuff that women are still expected to do, even by left wing revolutionary husbands! He of course supported all women’s rights...although it started to appear in theory only.
And so we reach the point of this tale and while it may seem trivial to some, but trust me this'll be big and potentially problematic in our house. You see while Paul was out campaigning and then voting for his super-left candidate at the last election, I, Paula, his wife, voted Conservative. Yes, the same Paula he met at the young socialists at University.
The thing is, it was just that I changed my mind about a lot of things but he stopped asking my opinion. Sometime around 1982 I think.
Our children all know about me sending in this confession, and if Paul would like to discuss it further I'll be at the kitchen sink tonight from about 6.
He's still a lovely husband by the way, with the cutest bottom you could ask for. And that, as we all know, goes a long way.
Please forgive me dear collective for not telling my husband sooner or more privately.
Vive La Revolution