Rielle Hunter’s Stunted Fantasy Life

From Rielle Hunter’s interview with George Stephanopoulos:

GS:You would still walk up into that room six years later, knowing everything you know now?

RH: Would I do that again? No way.

GS: No?

RH: Absolutely not.

GS: So in the end, even though you got this lovely gift, of Quinn. The relationship was a mistake.

RH: I don’t, many things in the relationship was a mistake, but I don’t regret loving him.

GS: And you still love him.

RH: I do.

GS: And he still loves you?

RH: You’d have to ask him that, but I think he does. I mean that I feel that he does.

GS: So how does that work going forward? You have a daughter together. You are a family.

RH: We are a family but as last, the end of last week, John Edwards and I are no longer a couple.

Watching this interview, it’s hard not to notice Hunter’s vivid, immature fantasy life.

As she talks about her relationship with former presidential contender John Edwards, you can practically get whiplash as she swings between reality and make believe, going from giddy girl and back again to sensible woman.

David Swindle recently pointed out how sad it is when a 50 year-old man hasn’t grown up sexually since he was 13. Hunter demonstrates the female version of this aberration. Like most adolescent girls, she embraces idealized definitions of love, marriage and family.

Hunter says, “We are a family” but admits they are “no longer a couple.” This “family” only exists in her imagination. Just because her fantasy life produced offspring it doesn’t mean she’s built a family.

A mature woman knows that it takes an immense amount of self-sacrifice to create a family. You can’t just wave a magic wand and conjure up one.

Has Hunter inadvertently exposed the underdeveloped mental anatomy of a mistress?

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