I (31F) have been with my boyfriend (29M) for almost 3 years. Over the past year and a half or so of our relationship, I've been confronting some of my long-standing issues with alcohol abuse, depression and anxiety - which he's been incredibly supportive and understanding about. I still have a lot of work to do, but I'm so grateful to have found someone who sees past the rougher unfinished parts of me and accepts me for who I am.
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You always maintained your impartiality with us. You encouraged Rita to be more assertive in stating what she wanted to get from your counseling sessions, as well as what she wanted to get from the relationship.
You taught both of us better communication between ourselves, which lead to an emotional comfort level between us that didn't exist before.
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