That’s another problem you have, on top of her emotional damage.
Samantha breaks down in tears because talking about the future scares the hell out of her. And you’re a gentleman with manners and class and social skills? She doesn’t know how to handle it in spite of her beauty and intelligence. Samantha is supposedly in love with you and she disappears for days on end when you simply bring up the future?
But whenever Samantha and I talk about our future, she ends up breaking down in tears.
I’m totally baffled by what happens at these times.
Doc, I want Samantha to know that she is a valuable person and worthy of the love I want to give her.
But I am not a psychiatrist and don’t have any idea of how to deal with Samantha’s more deeply embedded psychological issues.
The problem is that I’m so in love with her that the thought of leaving her behind deeply pains me.
Austen - who is deeply frustrated This all goes back to what happened to her in childhood.
As the great Doctor Freud once said, “She saw something in them she liked because of that damage.” Her boyfriends were jerks, and some jerk took advantage of her as a child.
You talk about Samantha being beautiful, witty and caring and intelligent, but you don’t talk about her emotional condition. She’s like the bulimic woman who is five-seven and 95 pounds but sees herself as five-seven and 160 pounds.
Think about it: why else would she pick these losers?