Monthly Archives: January 2018

Vacation Stories

After I meet Louis and finally lose my virginity I spend a week in the Catskills with my parents. I’m 17 and we’re at a big Jewish resort with a nineteenth century shingle style hotel and cottages and restaurants and … Continue reading

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Kiss Me

My final therapist is Peggy, a charming old lady Jungian psychologist working out of her garage, she likes to move chairs around and have me talk to them, pretend that I am chatting to myself as a little girl. Karl … Continue reading

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Posturing

I hear that locker rooms are good places to see naked bodies and get used to displaying your own, people laugh and fool around in the nude, shower together, snap towels, enjoy faun-like camaraderie. I never experience that. In my … Continue reading

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Couch Tale

After Seymour I don’t look for a therapist for many years, probably never would except Karl and I aren’t getting along and decide we need couples counseling. It is the same old problem we struggle with all the time, he … Continue reading

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Seymour the Psychiatrist

While I am thinking about psychiatrists I have known I will tell you about Seymour who I admire very much. I start seeing him right after I am kicked out of Goucher, that summer. His office is in Manhattan on … Continue reading

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Shrink Wrapped

Some people have satisfactory therapy experiences and some like me not so much. Some people hear insights from their therapist that ring true like a bell, oh my that’s it they think to themselves, she nailed it with that comment. … Continue reading

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Church Mice

When Caitlin is 12 and we live in town and are respectable, we start going to church. I have motives that have nothing to do with religion, its a way for Caitlin and us to live big in the community. … Continue reading

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