...is a whole lot like therapy also. Here's the thing. I have always prided myself in my ability to put myself in the other person's shoes. I really couldn't be a problem solver in my profession if I didn't have that ability. However, sitting in therapy with a neutral third party, you can see two important things happen. First, you hear things said in a way that casts everything in a different light, and second, you get to see where your empathy has broken down, or you just have a huge blind spot. Either way, it isn't always pretty, but it can be pretty enlightening, and that is the point, isn't it?