I am confident that you can make a choice without allowing me or anyone to make

I am confident that you can make a choice without

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you in making choices that you feel good about. I am confident that you can make a choice without allowing me or anyone to make you feel some type of way. I know it must be hard considering it is you mother. (Empathy; Positive Regards) Client comment 3: "I only came along because my wife made me. I just didn't want to listen to her continuing to nag. Counseling is stupid, and I don't believe it will help me at all!" Counselor Response 3: I understand that you don’t want to be here; and that you get irritate with her (wife) as she continues to talk. I hear you saying that you don’t feel that counseling will help your marriage. I hope that I can encourage you to see counseling in a different way that will be hopeful for your marriage. I believe that you can leave here with tools that will help you and your wife and perhaps she will understand how to communicate with you and you with her. And, I hope that eventually you will be willing to come to counseling without being made to do so and see the process as helpful. I know I don’t like being told what to do; and surely I don’t want to hear my spouse nagging me. (Genuineness; Positive Regards). Client comment 4: "I'm going to school, I have a job, and I'm taking care of two kids and trying to make time for my husband. Most days, I don't even know where to begin." Counselor Response 4: So, you feel like you don’t have time for yourself after taking care of the family. It seems like you are feeling stressed out. That sounds exhausting. It sounds like part of you is doing for others and you feel like someone should pamper you. I wonder what it would
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be like if the family took care of you; it must be frustrating not being able to have energy for self.
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