1. A young maid
Dr. Carnot presents the story of a maid that can be very interesting to start to talk about these issues of "the bride and groom".
"Sometime ago, a young woman appeared with a recommendation letter of her employer whom I knew. Dear Doctor:
I think that miss X who is 25 years old and works in my house for 7 years ago is going on the wrong track in these moments. She has had a surgery for 7 or 8 months ago and since then she has a very sick appearance. She says that she is sick. Take care of her! I highly recommend her. If you think it is appropriate, do not hesitate to take the initiative to send her to relax to the field all the time that is needed, and so on…
I look at the sick maid and realized by her expression that there were many things that it was not ok… When I asked for the first time to establish the diagnosis, I only got vague answers, and very soon the poor woman could not contain her tears. I encouraged her, telling her that she would trust, because I was father of a family and because her boss particularly recommended her to me, obviously for her exemplary work. Then she told me her sad history:
I lost my mother when I was 3 years; my father remarried and abandoned me. I was educated by nuns in Normandy; I left the orphanage at 17 years old. An aunt hosted me and I started working as a saleswoman.
Without family affection, I sought to know a young man to marry as soon as possible. I wanted a true marriage, a home, children...