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Louise Redknapp isnt following the "perfect wife" script.

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HelenaDove Mon 09-Oct-17 18:11:40

Interesting article. Good for her smile

SherlockStones Mon 09-Oct-17 18:20:20

What "script"?

Was she forced to be a SAHM? Sounds more like she's hungry for more fame after getting a taste of it on some crappy reality TV show which is her prerogative but dressing it up like she was some kind of pre-programmed robot that lived years of servitude is laughable.

ssd Mon 09-Oct-17 18:52:06


they have split up for their own reasons, why dress it up

she had a good life with him and now wants to split up, fair dues but thats all it is

SparklyMagpie Mon 09-Oct-17 18:56:49

I stopped reading not even half way through the article

Theseaweed Mon 09-Oct-17 18:58:22

I'm sick of reading, ' I need to myself first'. What about your children love, put them first maybe.

60sname Mon 09-Oct-17 19:00:53

The Pool drives me bananas - their writers have such a loose grasp of cause and effect and often wildly overgeneralise to make their (tenuous) points.

So she left her husband because the relationship got stale, as she is of course perfectly entitled to do. Leaving is not a prerequisite for working/having some freedom though, whatever the writer thinks.

Raisedbyguineapigs Mon 09-Oct-17 19:06:22

She did willingly decide to give up any chance of a career and become a WAG, but I think there is more to it than her just deciding she didn't want to be a 'stepford wife' anymore. Who just throws away a happy marriage because they want to get a job after being a SAHM? Either he has protested and wanted to keep her at home or there were other problems and Strictly was her way out of the marriage.

Brahms3rdracket Mon 09-Oct-17 19:06:22

I think it was Paul Calf that said "bagashite" grin

theaveragewife Mon 09-Oct-17 19:10:12

Hmmm, actually I quite liked that article! It's so easy to put yourself at the bottom of the pile with a husband and children, and why should she stay if that is what's expected of her? She can still be a parent away from being married and if he's not supporting her in being independent from him then she has to leave!

Although people might think living as a wag is some kind of dream, often it's claustrophobic and restrictive in so many ways, you are expected to constantly be the trailing spouse - she had a successful career before, it can't have been easy.

PrimalLass Mon 09-Oct-17 19:11:12

I like the article too. There doesn't have to be more to it than having given everything of yourself for years then getting a taste of excitement again.

HelenaDove Mon 09-Oct-17 19:13:14

According to the article he allegedly wanted a third child.

Farontothemaddingcrowd Mon 09-Oct-17 19:15:00

I like her. There's nothing wrong with wanting your identity as a woman back. I'm sure that she's a very devoted mother as well.

ferando81 Mon 09-Oct-17 19:18:33

Beautiful looking woman who is trying to cling onto her youth.Of course he might have been a cheating scumbag but it is hard to let go of your youth

Timefortea99 Mon 09-Oct-17 19:19:30

She is getting a lot of publicity for her new music releases and starring role in Caberet that she wouldn't have got had she still been happily married. She is not particularly talented. I was a bit upset when they split - liked their low key approach, but she is slightly milking the split now.

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Mon 09-Oct-17 19:19:53

Sounds like a mid-life crisis to me!

Looksprettybad Mon 09-Oct-17 19:20:30

I read it to mean that her 'role' was difficult to change while in the marriage and that strictly helped her see what was missing.
I can see how women are often the ones that put everyone before themselves and lose who they really are. If pursuing sonething for yourself is met with resentment, the choice is to deal with that the only way you can.

Gwynfluff Mon 09-Oct-17 19:22:16

I identified with it and I’ve always worked. But then Betty Friedan was telling us this stuff 50 years ago.

HipToBeSquare Mon 09-Oct-17 19:28:02

Ferando what a fucking shit comment.

It's hard to let go of your looks, and a flippant comment about her cheating h hmm

FarceFace Mon 09-Oct-17 19:28:03

i tend to agree with raised, you don't break up over someone wanting to go back to work after a period SAH'g, doesn't add up to me.

theaveragewife Mon 09-Oct-17 19:29:03

Beautiful looking woman who is trying to cling onto her youth

Did you mean to be so misogynistic?

JuniUmiZoomi Mon 09-Oct-17 19:35:41

you don't break up over someone wanting to go back to work after a period SAH'g

Perhaps not you, but I know of two families where the wife has wanted to retrain or get a more demanding job (ie the husband would have step up for school run etc) and it's been a flat veto from the husband. Men keep women in 'their place' - the home - more than we'd like to acknowledge.

pinkingshears Mon 09-Oct-17 19:40:07

Is it her on the front of The Sun in her undies???

inlectorecumbit Mon 09-Oct-17 19:42:01

Mutton and lamb spring to mind..

theaveragewife Mon 09-Oct-17 19:42:56

So true JuniUmiZoomi

cuirderussie Mon 09-Oct-17 19:44:05

I heard loads of rumours (including on this forum)about his cheating, sounds like she's well rid.

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