Recently I asked readers what they wanted me to write about.
Someone asked me to write about my personal experiences reading for clients. Here, Â Iâ€™ll give an actual example of a situation and how I handled it. Then you all can discuss and share ideas about how youâ€™d handle similar situations.
As a professional reader, I read in person at a local metaphysical store, at psychic fairs, and in my home. I also read on the phone or via Skype. However, my email readings are my lowest price point and therefore very popular.
Some time ago, a woman wrote asking about whether or not her boyfriend was cheating and whether the relationship had long term potential.
Right off the bat, this raises questions amongst readers. Some people would never read this question and others have no problem with it. I do answer these questions. And I answered hers. No, he was not, had not, and didnâ€™t seem to be going to anytime soon. However, the cards indicated that trust was a HUGE issue for her. The long term viability of the relationship was directly related to how would work through this issue.
She wrote a few weeks later, asking a similar question. At that point I wrote to her about co-dependency. She assured me that she was working on her issues and using the readings as a way to verify her intuition. I wasnâ€™t completely buying it, but did the reading anyhow.
About once a month, Iâ€™d get an order from herâ€”all on the same theme. There was, believe it or not, never any sign that her poor, distrusted boyfriend ever did her wrong.
The last order I got from her, she wanted to know if the relationship had long term potential and if her boyfriend was cheating. This was almost word for word the exact same question she asked four months ago.
The situation now is the same but not the same as four months ago. Four months ago, the prospects were stronger and lay largely in her power to shape. Now, the prospects are not as strong, because he is four months tired of being distrusted. I explained all this to her. I ended the reading by telling her that she could gauge the long-term viability of the relationship herself by measuring how much progress she’s made with her trust issues in the past four months.
I don’t think she liked that.
I never heard from her again.
Okay, your turn. Have you had experiences with co-dependent clients and how did you handle it?