Because the girl is 18, police say they can do nothing, even though her father, Nick White, says Natalie has the emotional age
of a 14-year-old, and has learning difficulties.
Her mother, she says, had the emotional age
of a 13-year-old because fierce arguments between her parents froze her development.
One of the few legitimate uses of religious language, surely, is to bring everyone along beyond the emotional age
The boy's key worker told the court he had an emotional age
far lower than 14 at the time.
Her husband, played by Tom Smith, is a snivelling buffoon with an emotional age
of about seven and the ill-fitting clothes to match.
But by the candid account she gives of herself here, as a ravenously ambitious entertainer restrained by a crippling personality disorder, Smith reveals her emotional age
to be about 5.
It's just that whenever I'm around him I revert to my true emotional age
, which is about 4.