For several months my client, Wilhelmina--Mina--has come in twice a week to talk about her fears of being stalked by vampires who wanted to make her undead. I don't believe in vampires, but something was scaring the hell out of Mina and her terror came along with her into my consulting room with a presence strong enough to make my own throat tense up. So I wasn’t prepared when Mina started off the session with a shy smile and announced, “I’m engaged!”
I smiled back and almost said, "Congratulations," but stopped myself and retreated into my therapist role and said, "Tell me about it."
She lowered her voice, "He wants to become one of them."
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