Lawyer develops “Pretty Woman complex”
There has been yet another male midlife crisis defence, this time in the case of a London lawyer who, according to the Mirror Online, developed a “Pretty Woman complex” trying to “heal” strippers after the breakdown of his marriage. He claims to have slept with thousands of them.
The 49-year-old litigation lawyer’s daily routine was to put in 12-hours at a major London firm, then hang out at strip clubs until 5 a.m., spending thousands of dollars in the process.
Of the mail midlife crisis diagnosis, he told reporter Phoebe Jackson-Edwards he had been a normal family man, who suddenly “started behaving like a teenager, albeit a very rich teenager.”
What interested me was his statement that “Although I craved the sex and wild parties, no amount of them can really replace the need for a close relationship.”
That need haunted Kit, the protagonist in my novel he & She. I think a lot of people are so alone in this world they can’t even identify the universal need for company as we pass through life.