Reflecting back on last week’s post about anxieties about infertility, my Aspergian mind travels to the source which first got me thinking about it, the ‘Dear Deidre’ advice column in the UK tabloid, “The Sun.” In her column, Deidre features a weekly story based on a letter written to her. Each casebook story as it’s called, begins every Monday and concludes on Saturday in the form of a story strip with Deidre giving her advice to the writer at the end.
For some reason, I find myself drawn to reading these casebook stories. I can’t explain why, maybe I’m thinking I’m reading about people sadder than me. The thing is that I don’t really want to know other people’s problems but yet I’m drawn to it. Anyway, my Asperger’s mind has noticed something else in Deidre’s casebook stories, there have been repetitions. In relation to last week’s post, there have been two casebook stories where a man who has a low sperm count, has written to her because his wife has gone out and gotten pregnant by another man. A third one if you count the casebook story where the wife was simply cheating on her husband, gets pregnant and there’s no certainty as to who’s the father. This isn’t the only case of repetition and so I thought I’d share some of the others with you.
4 stories about men who were dumped by their girlfriends over the man’s poor sexual performance.
In addition, there have been two more stories about women who cheated on their husbands, citing that because the husband is no good in bed, she is actually saving her marriage.
Two stories from British men who got in touch with Deidre because they met up with an old girlfriend who is living in the US, with an American boyfriend but she has a little fun with those men while back visiting Britain. This leaves those men feeling very confused.
Two more stories about a woman who discloses to her friend that her partner has a small penis. This friend blurts it out when drunk putting a strain on the friendship.
These are the ones I remember at the moment but if there are anymore I will share them. Now you may be asking what the point is of all this. Maybe it’s my ability to notice these things and point them out. Still, it goes to show that everybody can have the same problems in the world.
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