‘She’ is in a casual relationship with ‘He’ and they have been seeing
START: Intimacy to you is one thing, to me another.
[They let the silence hang].
I’ve been raising my kids, teaching my class, going to my group…as you put it and you’re…you’re in another state all together, doing your board meetings and monitoring your corporate income projections and making investment decisions.
END: And I have nowhere to put my feminism. I am powerless in the face of you and my feminism… My Dworkin, Miller, Millet fuelled feminism is beyond tested, is annihilated by my desire for you. (Direct to the audience.) And these are the thoughts that dog my day. That led me to…the idea.
For full extended monologue, please refer to the script edition cited here: Abi Morgan, The Mistress Contract, Oberon Modern Plays, Electronic Edition, 2014, p.49
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