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Ann cut through my insecurities and uncertainties, assuring me her love depended not on what I was, but who I was.
I’m not sure that would have happened if I’d continued floundering around with flaky women my own age.Looking back, the age gap doesn’t seem so cavernous, but I remember feeling anxious at the time.She was so much more together than me, despite the fact she’d just emerged from a long and painful marriage break-up.Her poise and self-assuredness stood in contrast to my gauche inarticulacy.She was the most sophisticated creature I’d ever met.Girls my own age appeared to take great delight in being flighty and unreliable.
I really wasn’t into the party-girl scene and longed for a bit of stability.
I was 15 years old — the same age French Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron was when he had his first tentative encounter with wife-to-be, Brigitte Trogneux.
She was his drama teacher, married and 25 years his senior. Being more than twice my age only made my matron seem more intoxicating.
She had luscious hair like Agnetha, the blonde singer from Abba, and a smile that could floor a pubescent boy from a hundred paces.
But it wasn’t just her dreamy looks that had me hypnotised.
Indeed, my first long-term relationship was with a woman 12 years my senior.