Any Therapist's Office. Every Single Day.

(A Small Sketch)

Carl: Hi Mary, Great to see you! How are you Doing today!

Mary: Actually Carl, I've decided that I'm not going to be talking to you for a while.

Carl: Ok, I don't think it's a good idea for you to quit therapy at this time, but would you mind explaining?

Mary: I don't see why I should listen to somebody who's been lying to me.

Carl: What do you mean?

Mary: Ah! See, I knew you were going to play those Therapists Tricks. You don't believe me when I tell you I caught you in a Lie.

Carl: Mary, have you been talking to Dean?

Mary: I don't have to answer that question.

Carl: I know he told you to say that. I think he probably also told you that everybody else around doesn't understand the situation.

Mary: Well you don't! You think it's just so easy to pick up and leave.

Carl: I never said it was easy. I said it was what you had to do.

Mary: Yeah, that's what all the trendy Feminists say! If I do that, I'm just abandoning somebody when he REALLY needs me. Once he's better, Dean promises to go to therapy, and he promises that things will be better. He's promised that the kids will get health care, he'll stop beating the little one, and he'll stop getting high on power and running off to beat up people across town. He PROMISES. And I believe him.

Carl: How many times has he promised this, Mary?

Mary: This time it's Different.

Carl: I want you to listen to everything you're saying. I want you to really think about it.

Mary: I can't leave him now! He has so many people who are out to get him. If I don't give my all to him, the jerk next door is going to break into our house and rape me.

Carl: ...

Mary: See, NOW you're just trying to twist my words against me! I didn't say anything of the kind!

Carl: You have to get out of the relationship, Mary. If not for you, for your kids. Do you want them to go through this?

Mary: You just don't get it. (Mary Turns. On the inside of her arm we see a large bruise.)

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Lily O Lady's picture

got an email today asking for help to turn my state blue. Can’t do it.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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@Lily O Lady if we just love the Democratic Party and their compromises enough, that we'll be able to "Fix" them.

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@detroitmechworks
running rampant. Or it’s like a page out of Ianesco’s “Rhinoceros.”

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

@Lily O Lady

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@HenryAWallace

the Democrat(ick!) Party and progressives as an abusive one. They treat us like dirt and expect us to lovingly back them up in return. Or else!

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

Is a good reason to go.

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detroitmechworks's picture

@Battle of Blair Mountain if the relationship belittles and mocks your dreams and tells you that you're stupid for wanting them.

Not a good thing at all. I mean the Name calling, "Purity Pony" "BernieBro" "Ignorant" "Deplorable" "Putin Stooge" Not exactly the HEALTHIEST way to talk about somebody you supposedly care for, ya know?

But as a white guy, I should bow to the whims of somebody higher on the Progressive stack on this, I suppose... here ya go. Smile

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wendy davis's picture

that way, imo: we can build better dems! stockholm syndrome: progressive but conflicted about torture, ticking time bomb and presidents?. O.M.G.

on second edit: or are bernie bros a good thing for you?

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wendy davis's picture

thread killer? well, as they say, 'in for a penny, in for a pound.

DSAs with peace plans, seems she can't help stepping on her own brand, an regarding the BSNYT 'anonymous pentagon aides who swear DT keeps saying he wants out of nato, the house has nato's back. mueller's team, remember, opened an counter-intelligence/counterterrorism? investigation into him base on this 'report':

but whew, at least there's this jewel in her crown: ‘US: Ocasio-Cortez Appointed to Committee to Investigate Trump’, telesur english, but it does double duty as i'd grabbed the reuters report of the bolded earlier.

“Until recently, the Commission had been limited in scope under the previous Republican majority congress. “Basically what the president has done and the Republicans have done, they’ve joined hands. And the Republicans have been, basically, not only blocking but [have] been, basically, not only blocking but [have] become the defense counsel for the president,” Cummings said.

The new Democrat majority vows to investigate Trump. Recently, a “little-noticed change” consisting of allowing testimony to be taken from subpoenaed witnesses without the presence of an attorney is considered as a step forward, according to Reuters.
Ocasio-Cortez is set to inaugurate her post by questioning Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney, on Feb. 7. before he serves a three-year federal prison sentence.”

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