Posted by Dinah on February 11, 2005, at 19:12:13
In reply to Parts and Pieces, posted by daisym on February 11, 2005, at 1:26:56
God, I'm starting to sound like a broken record, so I promise I won't repeat this again after this time.
I can't believe I'm offering myself as an example of cooperation, but I am. It is possible to come to an amicable arrangement that takes into account all needs. It needn't be done with good humor or grace, but it's a lot more convenient to all involved if it gets done one way or another.
If it were me, and believe me it has been, I'd put the problem to little Daisy and ask for suggestions for a solution that meets all needs well enough if not perfectly. The first question might be what little Daisy's most pressing needs are. Is the most pressing need to tell her story, or to see your therapist, or something completely different? You know what your most pressing need is. Then you can brainstorm, with your therapist's help if need be, compromises that meet all needs adequately, if none perfectly.
And now I'll shut up about intraself cooperation. I promise. :)