Posted by HSapien on March 22, 2000, at 11:46:19
In reply to Re: Afraid to drive following divorce, posted by kazoo on March 22, 2000, at 3:13:39
> Say what?
> Let me see if I understand this revolting development: she gets a divorce and then develops AUTOPHOBIA?
> Does she dream of big, hair carburetors chasing her to EXXON stations?
> There appears to be a big gaping hole in rationale here between the event and the subsequent action.
> It sounds to me that she's just lazy, and is a mooch; i.e., taking advantage of your kindness ... but
> enough is enough, and you indicate that you're fed up with it, too! Little wonder!
> This woman doesn't need a therapist ... she needs bus passes. Or a bicycle.
> Just say "no" to the next request because you are, in essence, enabling her so-called fear of driving.
> In fact, you may be doing her a favor by forcing her into a position where she would have no choice but
> to face her fear(s), and do something about it on her own. She's using you as a crutch.
> Why should *she* have to drive when she has a good friend to do this for her?
> I bet her fear would quickly dissipate if she drove a spiffy new Ferrari.
> I apologize if I sound cruel, cold, callous and crass (my better points), but I just don't buy this crock of crap.
> Kinder thoughts: is it *really* driving she fears ... or fears being alone *while* driving.
> Only her therapist can determine this, and, quite frankly, I don't believe any drug would help in this sort of
Kazoo- It was cruel, cold, callous and downright mean.(Bob the Duck was at least partly right,there is at least one mean human here.) Cruelty is not a psychological problem. Perhaps you would feel more at home at ProctoBabble rather than PsychoBabble.