Magazine article The Spectator

Second Opinion

Magazine article The Spectator

Second Opinion

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sobbed.

`But of course he's jealous and possessive?' `Yes.'

`He doesn't allow you out on your own, he searches your things, he doesn't like you to use the telephone, and he asks where you've been if you're five minutes late?'

'Yes.'

'Criminal record?'

'Armed robbery.'

'Drugs?'

'Used to.'

'Drink?'

'Sometimes.'

'Beats you?'

'Yes, often.'

'Attended hospital before?'

'Yes, he gashed my head open.'

`Your mother says serves you right, you've made your bed and now you lie on it, I never liked him from the beginning?'

`Yes.'

'He says he's sorry and it won't happen again?'

`Yes.'

`And you believe him, of course. Naturally, he's got children?'

`Two, maybe three.'

`What kind of man has two, maybe three children?'

'I don't know.'

`And he's suggested you have a child by him?'

`Yes, I've always wanted a daughter for my son.'

`Did you ask him why he wants a child? …

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