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Emily - Emily Emily is a 45-year-old white female who grew...

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Emily 1 of 2 Emily is a 45-year-old white female who grew up in a middle class suburb and recently moved to an urban area. Emily has been married to Joe for 12 years; they have no children. "It's not that we don't want any, but there seem to be reasons why we can't have any." Emily is an only child and was raised by her father. "My mother died when I was 5 years old, and it had a big impact on me. My dad worked hard and raised me, and he eventually remarried when I was 14. However, I never took to my stepmother, so I see it like my dad raised me." Emily was well dressed in a black business suit, low heels, and a cardigan sweater. She wore no jewelry except for her wedding band and a Movado watch. She was of average build and was 5'5" tall. She did not wear glasses but would squint whenever we asked her to sign a form or to read something. She made good eye contact but her affect was flat. At times her voice would crack during the sessions but she did not cry much. Emily had not been in therapy for many years, so we were curious as to what brought her to see us. "Well, it's real simple. I have no desire for sex anymore... oral or vaginal. It's like it just left me a few years ago... two I guess. I still go through the motions because I love Joe so much, but there's no desire in me. I just don't get horny like I used to. Joe knows this, but he's too polite to kick up a fuss. We used to be quite wild when we first got married. Now, I just don't understand it. I went to my OB/GYN and my general practitioner, and both said that physically I was fine. Well that made no sense at all. I know my hormones are whacked out somehow. My OB/GYN suggested that I see a psychologist, since he suspected that this might be a psychological problem. I guess he's a Freudian (laughs)! I read Freud, so I guess it makes sense. Anyway, that's why I'm here, to see if these sex
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