Thursday, May 10, 2012

Therapy the Eighth

There are a couple of preliminaries here.  First please check out yesterday's post and take the poll.

And second, before I get into this week, I want to address a private message I received on last week's therapy post.

The writer pointed out that a win-win in the baby scenario would have involved my wife expressing milk for later consumption.  I guess I was unclear: neither baby was ever interested in a bottle.  It didn't matter if it had formula, mom's milk, hummingbird nectar, or fine wine.  And no, we didn't try those all of those things.

The other point where I was unclear was about the three hours of screaming ~ he did that when he was hungry.  Other than that he was pretty quiet, mostly busy trying to figure out the world.  My wife rarely had to handle a screaming child.  I don't begrudge her that ~ she had to put up with night feedings which I never had to (could) do.  The point was, I lacked the thinking time I needed.

On to this week....

This was another session that did not touch on t-issues at all.  Right now, everything's taking a back burner because on Tuesday her family was suddenly faced with trying to come to a consensus about what her mother would want: with no intervention she'll have about a week of life remaining.

It's a difficult time all around.


  1. Oh no.... You're M-I-L is in my prayers.

  2. Sounds like a tough time all round. Not a good time to be making momentous decision concerning your marriage, maybe those issues can go on the back burner for a while. On a more mundane level it does sound as though your wife is using these sessions for her issues, rather than those that effect you and your marriage. I would have though that a good councilor would have tried to move things on, or maybe they can see a lot of decent pay cheques lining up in the future.


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