I have clinical depression, which I take medicine for. I also get anxiety, which is triggered by certain things. One of those things is a cluttered, messy house. I have been trying to clean and organize the house. However, I get almost no help from my partner. Sometimes, my son will help...a little. But, most of the time, everyone in the house is sitting on their butts while I am cleaning.
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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.
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