As I head into a day filled with psychotherapy clients, I decided to share a brief excerpt from Bad Behavior (The Conduct Series #2).
In an unconventional move, Sophie and Grant’s parole officer ordered the naughty parolees into couples counseling sessions with psychologist Dr. Hunter Hayes. Here, they process a lovers’ spat after Sophie falsely accused Grant of betraying her:
“So what have we learned here today, people?” Hunter asked. “This isn’t the first time one of you has been so upset that you’ve left your partner feeling rejected and panicked. What did you learn?”
Sophie sniffled again. “We need to communicate,” she said quietly.
“What was that?” Hunter mocked, dramatically drawing his cupped palm to his ear. “What did you say?”
“We need to communicate!” Sophie shouted, earning a chuckle from Grant.
Yes, good communication is essential for any relationship. Too bad it’s so damn tough!