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Bearing the not knowing. This, apparently, is what the first session with a new patient is really about. Like a first date. There is no way you are going to be able to gabble out all your stories, unload all your baggage, show all your baby pictures, introduce your parents and wrap up your relationship history over half a bottle of wine and some crispy aromatic duck. These things take time. The quirk that may seem irritating over that first pancake might become incredibly endearing. What looked like standoffishness might turn…

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