I tried hard to stay detached and let him know that his concerns and feelings are understandable about the mess he is in, and that he needs to reach out for more support with al-anon given the circumstances. I don't want to respond to email with clinical content, but reassure him it's not his job to worry about my feelings (related to his trauma), and that we will process more in the next session.

I tried hard to stay detached and let him know that his concerns and feelings are understandable about the mess he is in, and that he needs to reach out for more support with al-anon given the circumstances. I don't want to respond to email with clinical content, but reassure him it's not his job to worry about my feelings (related to his trauma), and that we will process more in the next session.

"Best advice I've ever gotten:   Dont light yourself on fire trying to brighten someone else's existence."

"Best advice I've ever gotten: Dont light yourself on fire trying to brighten someone else's existence."

Let me love you, now that I know how. You deserve the deepest love. Let my love heal you.

Let me love you, now that I know how. You deserve the deepest love. Let my love heal you.

Those who suffer from mental illness are stronger than you think. We must fight to go to work, care for our families, be there for our friends, and act 'normal' while battling unimaginable pain.

Those who suffer from mental illness are stronger than you think. We must fight to go to work, care for our families, be there for our friends, and act 'normal' while battling unimaginable pain.

. (Ideally I'd add a comma after 'this' but the sentiment is sweet so I'll let it slide.) :)

. (Ideally I'd add a comma after 'this' but the sentiment is sweet so I'll let it slide.) :)

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