DR. SELMAN: We saw each other before Christmas, right?
GEORGE: I think we’ve had a relatively stable time. Hilly flew down to North Carolina, and I drove—got to know Hilly’s parents and brother.
HILLY: It was so much fun, for my dad especially, because Georgie showed up and I think they have similar interests. George Read More
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HILLY: George has been really mad at me. Everything I do seems to frustrate him—even running water, apparently.
DR. SELMAN: How do we define “frustrate”?
HILLY: He’s trying to be as tolerant and patient as possible, but he lets it build up and all of a sudden he just … um … well, he gets Read More
GEORGE: A lot has happened, changes and drama and …. Everything seems to have ironed itself out, though, right?
HILLY: For the most part. I guess.
DR. SELMAN: What are the changes?
GEORGE: Last time we talked to you was from Rome, when Hilly learned she’d been evicted. But we managed to Read More
Hilly and I are in Rome. Her landlord has evicted her from her Manhattan apartment. We’re at the Bulldog Inn where our waitress, Frieda, is Swedish.
HILLY: If I don’t get my apartment back, I’ll go to Valentino and spend every last cent, except for 40 bucks that I can spend on two bottles of Read More
DR. SELMAN: So what’s up?
GEORGE: You say something first—I always feel guilty about starting off.
HILLY: George has been pretty depressed. He keeps slipping into catatonic states. But last weekend it was my birthday and he took me to D.C. It was really fun, but a bunch Read More
It was a few days before Christmas, and it was well past 7 p.m. Hilly was late to couples therapy.
DR. SELMAN: All right. I have to be out of here by 8:30. So how are you?
GEORGE: You had a party?
HILLY: Some thing … yeah.
GEORGE: You look really nice. Read More
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“For someone to style a book as a memoir and take liberties with strict factual accuracy of the account is not unusual,” Read More
Our ninth couples-therapy session got off to a bad start. I had been out the night before; two six-packs and two hours of sleep ….
DR. SELMAN: Who would like to begin?
HILLY: George didn’t read the article to me before it went into the paper this week!
GEORGE: I’m in Read More
We were in the middle of session five of couples therapy. The topic: Should I go on medication?
DR. SELMAN: Not everybody gets side effects, and there are things that people take to ameliorate the side effects.
HILLY: Just knowing George, I don’t know.
GEORGE: Can I try to bring something else up? I understand Read More