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It’s been 2 weeks since Tina resumed her meetings with Salma. She held up well and they moved forward in some points. Tina and Bette still went to see Salma separately, but there was already talk of sharing therapy in the future. It was too early for that now. There is no denying the importance of both women actively sharing their thoughts and feelings about working with Salma and the terrible tragedy. They could talk about it for a long time before going to bed or in the evening, sitting on the patio. It happened by itself, they did not force themselves to talk to each other about it, it just finally became a necessity and every day the taboo of this topic dissolved. It was still difficult for both of them, and it was painful to think and talk about it, but now that door was open, they could take the pain apart and work it out. Until a few weeks ago, none of them thought that this was even possible and would ever happen, but even after such a short period of time, they saw that the first step to acceptance was taken. And they both seem really ready for it.
Bette cried a lot at Salma’s sessions. It seemed to her that she had never cried as much in her life as she had in the last few weeks. She decided to resume her yoga and meditation classes so that she could at least take some time off from the stress that was currently enveloping her. She is well versed in everything related to this – asanas and their effect on her body, various meditation practices, self-immersion and relaxation. This is the best way for her to help herself feel normal in difficult moments and continue to interact freely with the outside world.
Tina had a glass of wine before each contact with Salma. Of course, she wasn’t drunk, but it helped her be a little more open and honest with herself and with the therapist. She hadn’t been interested in this method of opening up to Salma before, but now it was really easier for her to touch on the subject in this way. And if it’s easier that way, then that’s what she’s going to do at this stage, until she can talk about it openly without the auxiliary elements like red wine.