If I have the impression that you are not just here for occupation but that you have my interests at heart I can learn to trust you. It sometimes comes as little comfort to know you are a professional when you seem not to hear and understand me. If you listen to what I express and attempt to help me express what I am unable to, you will be better equipped to assist in my recovery. I say my recovery because it is not your perception of where, what and how I should be that is important.  If I am comfortable with where I find myself it should be no less important than where you find yourself. How can you respect me if you do not respect my wishes of where I am or may want to be? It is only inside me where the idea of recovery should reside. You can offer me choices but the success or decline of my recovery may have little to do with you or it may have everything to do with you. This can be your choice.

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