” What was the only thing that ever really mattered to me?
” Images I conjured up took me back to when I was 10 years old, when I was on my knees lacing up my grandfather’s boots because his arthritis made impossible for him to do so himself. “Why did this memory leave such an indelible imprint?
” These were times when my grandfather talked to me, really talked to me, about his pain, his life, his struggles and lessons he wished to impart.
His sharing his life experiences, pain and emotions felt like the greatest gift he could give me.
As I pondered an answer, I started a conversation with myself. I chose psychotherapy as a profession because I’m an addict?! I am on a path of recovery from compulsive gambling (during my teens and early 20’s), but I don’t see the connection between my history of addiction and my choosing my career path.
“There must be some running themes.” “I was always looking for action,” resonated. Certainly my experience proved to be invaluable when working with addicts and writing about addiction, but there was something about the profession of psychotherapy I latched onto and it wasn’t that kind of high.” Seeking clarity in this unsettling moment, I dug deeper for the truth about myself, “What kind of action I was looking for?
Another suggestion is that a man who tries to move into a woman's apartment, as he doesn't have a job or a place to stay, should be dumped because men are supposed to be the providers.
I was born with a keen sense about relationships, was always assessing how close and intimate people are with each other. The importance of relationships cuts to the core of who I am.
It was the first time anyone totally opened up to me, which made me feel close to him and the love between us. It dawned on me that my passion for relationships was already there, I just wasn’t aware of it at the time.
He trusted I would listen and understand, assumed I would. I can only surmise that my grandfather awakened a need that was already there.
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Tom wouldnt have imagined that her girlfriends fake tan - which he always griped about - would one day help save his life.