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My email to our therapist and her response back to me

> eileen
> something we spoke abouot yesterday on the phone really has hit me hard. it is the thing you said about less support once we get out of the hospital. i feel like your going to abandon us, i dont know why i feel like that but it feels like your saying you cant cope or something. are we too much work? do we drain you? i’m so sorry if we do. i feel so bad for all the time i’ve bothered you. i know you said it was your choice to make yourself more available when we were in patient. i heard that and i understood it. but i dont know, i feel somehow rejected, afraid, scared, upset, hurt, like you dont want us once our crisis is over? I didnt hear anger in your voice when you were talking about less support. But I just feel so afraid. You and Dr Barry are myonly two safe outside attachment figures, I know I have my mentor at the basement club, and allanna my key worker in the day hospital, but I am not attached to them. Some of this stuff isnt coming from me either ok? its not all my fears, my irrationallity. some of it is other insiders stuff. Can you understand where i’m coming from? I understand you cant be on tap 24 hours a day nor would i expect you to be. But are you going to say you only want to hear from us during session? or that if something is really wrong we cant call? or that we cant email you any more? oh eileen please can you clarify some of this stuff because I’m going out of my mind with worry.
> Carol annne

Hi Carol anne
I just checked emails now I’m sorry that I scared u so much. I am not in any way saying I am leaving or unavailable there is nothing to b scared about. I am simply saying we will b negotiating/discussing contact between sessions so that it is healthy and doable we can talk about it again anyway..no need to worry

Valentines day recipe-Shortbread hearts

This is from the Meals.com website…


Shortbread Hearts

Nestlé Crunch and raspberry jam combine to make these tasty Valentine cookies. Perfect for surprising that special someone.


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  • 1 package (13 oz.) NESTLÉ CRUNCH Hearts, unwrapped
  • NESTLÉ Milk Chocolate Hearts
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk or water


butter, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour. Cover; refrigerate for 1 hour.

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees F.

SHAPE dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press thumb into tops to make 1/2-inch-deep depressions (dough will crack around edges). Fill each depression with about 1/4 teaspoon jam.

BAKE for 14 to 16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately press 1 Nestlé Heart into center of each cookie. Cool cookies on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon butter and milk in small mixer bowl; whisk until smooth. Add more milk if needed. Drizzle over tops of cookies.