Out, Out Damned Spot!

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She discretely left the yellow post-it on my desk and quickly walked away before I could read it. "Please help...I need to file fore a divorce. It's a little messy cause he owes me a lot of money. I need your help." I stared at the post-it knowing she had come to me because I was interning at a family law center that helps people divorce daily. The ironic part is that she wants to divorce him partly because he's an OCD clean freak. In his mind even showers are dirty and so he refuses to take them. He would rather be filthy than shower because the shower is "dirty". And he also has labeled household objects "dirty" that remind him of certain emotionally traumatic events pertaining to his ex-wife. "DON'T TOUCH THE DOORKNOB!" he would scream. "IT'S DIRTY!!" But really you could see yourself in the reflection of the bronze knob and he could see her walking out the door and never coming back and he can't have her touch the door knob or she will also walk out the door and never come back just like his former love.

Created: Aug 18, 2012


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