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Hello doctor, good morning. Erm…
How are you? Thank you for seeing me at such..erm..short notice.
That’s no problem. It sounded very
. How can I help?
Well, I’ve ..I’ve brought back the..er..first of all I’ve brought back the..the
questionnaires you gave me to fill out..here you are..erm.. Oh..the pages are a
I’m sorry about the chocolate stains. That’s..that’s alright. So…so was it interesting, did that
you filling out the forms do you think?
Well, it certainly made..made me ask myself some…some…some questions about my
addiction, and..erm..I’d like to ..to speak about some of those
Erm..because I find that since our first session I’m eating more, not less,
chocolate, which is quite worrying. That..that is quite worrying. And..it sounded very urgent when you phoned,
what..is..is there something immediately..erm.. worrying you?
Well basically, how to control it. Erm..I’ve been having
Nutella and a paintbrush. Erm..and I’ve had to..to cancel my subscription to
Cocoa Monthly because of my..erm..I’m having problems with my
and paying my
. I…I subscribe
to various online magazines and e-zines connected to chocolate and confectionary.
So, this is having a serious on your life now.
It is. Financially, sexually and emotionally. And how do you think you should approach this?
Well that’s why I’m here. I’d like you to give me some kind of
Why do you think you..erm..you seem to have a problem keeping discipline
with…with your chocolate addiction. Why do you think that might be?
It seems to go in phases. At the moment I’m having problems with truffles. Why
Well I went to a party last weekend and there were some truffles on the table..erm..and
I couldn’t stop myself I had to finish the
, and it’s
becoming very socially unacceptable.
And was it just because there were truffles at the party, or do you find you..you
think about truffles particularly?
I have been dreaming about truffles. Dark chocolate truffles with..er..chocolate
bits on the . It’s the curves that you like, the..the..shape?
And the colour and the texture, everything. So, there are particular types of chocolate that you prefer.
Yeah..erm..I’m not too
chocolate..erm..I prefer chocolate to be dark and and mysterious,
like my women. It sounds to me like you should work on your discipline. Do you think you
have anyone that could help you?
I’ve tried doctor, erm..my wife used to help me; and then I’d get home late from
work and she’d smell the chocolate on me. And how did she react?
Violently. She started to things around,
and she found my..my secret chocolate erm..hidden away in..in the
. And does she know that you’re still eating chocolate?
I’m afraid so. I’ve been stealing from the children. And what do they say?
They cry. They’re very young. So they know it’s daddy stealing the chocolate.
Well I tell them it’s
. But I think
they realise. I think I’d like to make a suggestion.
Yes. I think you should talk to your wife again. And perhaps you should show her
your hiding places for the chocolate. Would you do that?
All of them? I think so.
The back of the
, inside the . I think you know you should.
She may help me if I come clean with her, and start from scratch. She could help you to
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