Only when his third child was born severely handicapped did his potency fail.
At a rational level, and fully conversant with contraceptive methods, they know their fear is unwarranted. But if actual proof of unfortunate outcome confirms an underlying fear, which previously they may have repressed well, unconscious panic wins over rational argument. William Hyatt had been told too often as a child that' the sins of the fathers' shall be visited on the' third and fourth generation of them that hate Him'. As a young man he stoutly said' nonsense' to himself. Only when his third child was born severely handicapped did his potency fail. It is generally true that people are in the greatest difficulties when the external world confirms their worst fears about themselves, and are at their happiest when it confirms their best fantasies. The combination of early fantasy and external fact is what leaves many people in severe difficulty after being sexually abused as children. Seductive behaviour on the part of a child