I wonder if you are really avoiding talking about your problems when you entertain the counselors . . . just a thought. Counselors and most other mentally healthy people are able to 'compartmentalize' information they receive. They don't 'get down' from hearing other people's stories. They express emotions, but don't carry the problems into their life.
I wonder if Norm is depressed too. I bet you would both benefit from a daily walk. Dogs are often attracted to the dominant person in the house. It is the 'pac' mentality and dogs are pac animals, they live in groups. You could feed him, play with him, take him for walks and he still might be more attracted to the dominant person in your household.
BTW: Some dogs won't lay down next to you because they are too hot.
I hope you are taking your prosac under doctors supervision. There are lots of things they are monitoring when you take rx meds. It would be good for you to have the doctor's help and a counselor.
Well friend, I sure hope things improve for you. You really do sound down. I hope youl keep posting and keep us up to date.
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