While Claire and Steve are moving further apart from each other, the new friends that have come into their lives are moving closer together.
Max and Chris try their best to help Claire and Steve, but jealousy, stubbornness, and lack of communication seem to block every good intention that they have.
Just when Claire and Steve think they have lost everything, they find they in fact have a whole lot more than they bargained for. And so has everybody else.
Claire and Steve are a working couple who have been married for years and things are starting to get stale in their relationship. Claire feels Steve doesn’t help enough at home and she is getting burned out.
When Claire confides in her new boss Maxine, nicknamed Max, the two form a bond. Meanwhile, Steve has a new co-worker, Christopher, who he goes to for advice. Both Claire and Steve get jealous of their mates new friend, and both assume the new friends are of the opposite sex. Steve thinks Max is a man, while Claire believes Chris to be a woman!
Identity Crisis shows the bumps in the road present in every marriage and how they can become especially strained when misunderstandings are not cleared up quickly when Claire becomes pregnant, the whole situation comes to a head.
Will this couple – and the other couples in the story searching for love – find what has been under their noses all along?
‘Hi Honey, I’m home, calls Steve as he walks in the back door. Claire, standing at the sink, peeling veggies, grits her teeth, and thinks, ‘tonight would be a good night to hit him. He could put the steak on his eye afterwards.’
He came in, dumped his workbag on the floor, and took off his work shoes, sat down and sighed. ‘Get us a beer will you?’ Yes, he can see she is busy. He does not even notice that it’s already waiting for him. ‘Have you got the camping gear ready?’
‘Not yet…. You could get it ready, you know.’
‘I have to get the bike up to scratch the chain will need oiling. Goodness knows what the gears are like.’
‘Maybe a weekend away with a few work mates is what you need.’
‘A few mates? No just me and Chris.’
‘Just you and Chris?’
‘Yeah, is that a problem?’
‘No, I don’t suppose so.’ She was a bit put out that he let her think there were a few of them and it was only him and this Christine from work, what was she supposed to think? She has no reason to distrust him. Now. And he was very easy and casual about everything. Should she worry? No. she was being silly, damn her over active imagination.