My daughter showed me the article by Patricia Alderman 'One Simple Thing' (The Psychoanalysis Newsletter, Winter 1996). I could identify with much of what she wrote. If you still include articles from patients' family or friends maybe you might like to consider this article about my experience of psychotherapy.


My daughter dropped out of College when she was 20. She came home at the Easter holidays and announced that she did not want to return the following term and that since there was no way she could take exams, she might as well leave before she was thrown out.


My husband and I had always believed we had a good relationship with our daughter. She had been a happy teenager who had done well at school and loved riding her pony and bringing her friends round to the house. We had not experienced any problem years with her. She had always been a source of great pleasure to us both.

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