Today she’s wearing blush and lipstick, and I know what that means: she’s been flirting again with the guy in the waiting room.
Why would people do this to themselves? Because the pull toward that feeling of “home” makes what they want as adults hard to disentangle from what they experienced as children.
And so it goes. Same guy, different name, same outcome.
I’ve had to be extra-vigilant in our sessions, making sure that I’m seeing Charlotte as a separate person and not as a younger version of myself that I can go back and fix.