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My patient didn’t think he was cured—he just wanted to dump me before I could dump him

I worry I didn’t describe the process well enough to him at the beginning, but it’s almost impossible to describe what relative wellness feels like before it has happened

By Anna Blundy   October 2017

Patients leave for lots of reasons. But now, I'm left wondering if this one will come back

“I’ve got nothing to say. I don’t know why I come,” he begins with a big sigh and an eye roll to the polystyrene ceiling. “I mean, how many sessions will it take?” he asks, leaning forward. This is a challenge. He smiles in an “I’ve got you now, huh?” kind of way and folds his arms.

Every week he wonders what the point of this whole therapy business is, when he’ll be…

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