THERAPY

"So tell me, Janelle," asked Dr. Scott, "in your own words, what do you think the problem is!?!" Janelle, with her head down, looked furtively over at her husband, Kurt who was sitting silently in the chair next to hers! "Don't look at Kurt," the doctor admonished her, "he doesn't have the answer, we want to hear your side of the story, so come on now, speak up, that's what we're all here for!!!" "Uh, well," Janelle began slowly, "it's just that he doesn't ever listen to me, or take me seriously, I'm just there to make sure everything goes his way and make sure I don't rock the boat!!!" Up until now Kurt had been sitting quietly, but that was too much, so he interjected, "Now wait a minute, Jan, you know that's not true, I respect your opinion, and you know it!!!" "Hold it Mr. Dobson," the doctor rejoined, "you'll get your chance to give your side of it, but right now Janelle gets to speak without interruption!!!" "Well, okay," he growled, "but she's not telling you the whole truth!!!" "Is that true, Janelle," Dr. Scott asked gently, "is there more to it than that?!?" For a few moments the room was dead quiet as no one said a word, that is, until Janelle all at once broke down in tears and began sobbing uncontrollably, leaving both Kurt and Dr. Scott dumbfounded while they stared at the crying woman!!!

Kurt was the first to speak while putting his arm around his shaking wife, "Jeez Louise, Jan, I didn't mean to make you cry, I'll keep my big mouth shut until it's my turn, I'm sorry honey!!!" "T-that's not it," Janelle said between sniffles, "it's something else!!!" Kirk look over at the doctor, and shrugged his shoulders, indicating that he had no idea what his wife was talking about! "Janelle," Dr. Scott said soothingly, "why don't you calm down and tell us about it, that's why we're here!!!" "It's too embarrassing," she said softly, "I don't think that I can!!!" "Now, Jan," Kurt admonished, "coming here was your idea, so since we're already here, you gotta open up and tell the doc what's bugging you!!!" "That was very colorfully put," the doctor added, "but essentially that is the case in a nutshell, so please, Mrs. Dobson, let's get down to it!!!"

"Okay," she said while wiping the tears from her eyes, "you asked for it, Kurt, and I don't think you're gonna like what you hear!!!" "Okay," he shot back, "I may not like it, but I've gotta hear it, so give, tell me what's up!!!" "We've been married for how long now, about eight years, right," she asked?!?" "Yes, yes," he replied impatiently, "so what!?" "Well, in all that time I've never been able to have and orgasm, and I just think that it's not fair!!!" With his mouth hanging open, Kurt slumped back in his chair and while shaking his head replied, "Jan, I didn't know, I mean it seemed to me that you were, I don't know, you always seemed fine to me!!!" "You men are so full of yourselves," she almost spat, "you don't have the first clue how we woman feel about anything!!!" Kurt looked helplessly at Dr. Scott who then chimed in, "So tell us, how do you feel, dear?!?" It was if a giant weight had been lifted from her slight shoulders, and she tore into Kurt like a hungry dog attacks a piece of steak!!! "All those years and never once did you ask me what I wanted or how I felt," she said bitterly, "all you ever cared about was getting yourself off, never once did you take the time to make sure that I was being satisfied too, and now it's too late!!!" After that little exchange, Dr. Scott said slowly, "Okay now, everyone take a deep breath and relax, and let's see if we can't work through this thing together!!!

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