I immediately thought of people having difficulty making a decision and I decided to use the characters and theme from my January 2, 2013 post entitled, “It Only Takes a Proper Diagnosis.” The following post is self-contained, but I invite you to read my earlier one.
Ernest: Well…yeah, I guess. I’m upset that my fiancée is still fooling around with my brother and not even bothering to hide it.
Dr. F: So how does that make you feel?
E: Well, obviously, I am very angry. I want to do something about it.
Dr. F: Like what?
E: Jeez, I don’t know. I think I’m over the urge to kill them, but I can’t figure out what to do.
Dr. F: This is understandable, many people feel helpless and anxious over their lack of control over a situation.
E: Well, what should I do?
Dr. F: It’s not really for me to say. You must make your own decisions.
E: Yeah Doc, that’s great. But I came here for help.
Dr. F: [Pondering] I am reluctant to tell you what to do, but maybe this quote by Yogi Berra will be enlightening: “If you see a fork in the road, take it.”
E: What does that mean?
Dr. F: What do you think it means?
E: I don’t know. Maybe…that I should make a decision?
Dr. F: Yes, we are making progress. You must choose a path.
E: Ok, what should I do?
Dr. F: [Showing signs of exasperation] Maybe, you should think about whether she is the right woman for you.
E: You mean, break up with her?
Dr. F: Well…yes. That would be a reasonable decision, right?
E: Doc, are you fuckin’ crazy?
Dr. F: Why do you ask me that?
E: Because I love her.Your comments are appreciated.