I used 100 different emails to win a competition but now I feel guilty | The Sun

DEAR DEIDRE: I WAS so excited about a competition to win a new tablet that I entered more than 100 times using ­different names and email addresses.

Now I feel guilty about deceiving the people running the competition.

I am a 27-year-old man with Asperger’s and I tend to get obsessive about things.

Sometimes, I focus on one object or activity so much I can’t think about anything else.

I didn’t win the prize, but I’m worried that I broke the rules and could get into trouble.

If I had won, I think I’d have sent the tablet back.

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I’m sure lots of others entered too, but I feel bad I may have spoiled their chances.

I wish I could stop being like this, but I don’t know how.

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DEIDRE SAYS: Try to be kind to yourself. This type of obsessive behaviour can be a trait of Asperger’s.

You haven’t hurt anybody, even if you did break the rules, and you’ve learned from this.


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