Post by oldhickory on Jul 12, 2010 21:50:12 GMT -5
^ i agree, going to dr reese should have helped her a lot, and we didn't see that as much as we should have. but talking to a grown up and asking him to knock it off (especially one like jack who doesn't take a lot of things seriously) would have been difficult for anybody.
Even that little description booboobrewer quoted above, about obsessing over a meaningless little remark, kind of gives me the shivers because, yup, that's me. And the worse the agonizing gets is usually a pretty good indicator for how bad I am overall.
I felt the same way. Reading the line about "Then I’d spend the rest of the day worrying about what I’d said to Kristy, or Logan, or what someone had said to me" REALLY struck a chord, because of how accurate it is for me.
"This is what us sitters like about Mallory. She is totally levelheaded." - Claudia, Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye
At one point or another, each of the girls might have benefited from seeing Dr. Reese--she came across as someone good and easy to talk with. Back to MA, I wonder besides her immediate family, who, if anyone she did tell about seeing a therapist and also how that worked. I mean did she take time off from the BSC or like Mal in "Mallory on Strike" and even Dawn briefly in "Dawn's Big Move" plea, temporarily not wanting any new jobs or what? Maybe MA even considered being an Associate Member for a little while. From the tone of "Memory Garden" and "Chain Letter" it sounded to me like MA's period of discontent and possible despression/uncertainity lasted for a while.
^She was but only to send Claudia back to 7th Grade and then, a few books later, return her to 8th! Oh and she was the person mentioned as Sharon needing to contact about sending Dawn's records to CA in Dawn's Big Move. I don't think, she ever "counselled" anyone outside of that, did she?