Wendyl Nissen tries to explain that she would indeed stick around with a cheating husband…
None of us knows whether we would stand by our man until it happens to us.
As Colin Craig paraded his wife Helen in front of the media as evidence he is a very nice man, despite allegations of inappropriate behaviour and rumours of harassment, many women would have watched her strained performance and felt several things.
Pity for the position a man who supposedly loves her has put her in. Admiration for the strength it took her to do it and deep sadness that she is married to Craig and will continue to be.
And then they would have asked themselves the question. Would I stick around if that happened to me?
What we don’t know about women in Helen’s shoes is what has gone on before.
Let’s be realistic. If you’re married to a politician you don’t see a lot of him. It’s all meetings and phone calls, flights to catch, endless nights away, handshakes and beers, time massaging not only his ego but those of his people and party.
You never see him and when you do his head is in the cloud of self-love.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Helen’s appearance in front of the TV cameras was the most time she has spent with Craig in a very long time.