“I always thought she was haunting me,” Joe said during his session. But that statement came later. Like his telling me, “No, there was no physical violence in the relationship with my grandmother. Unless you count the time she threw a boiling pot of pea soup.
“I ducked, so the saucepan never hit me. Made quite a dent in the wall, though.”
Joe’s intention was simply to become excited about life again, maybe even to like himself more.