“Tell me what to do when I counsel a person.”
What, in particular, do you want to know?
“Oh, you know—just what you do when you counsel someone.”
Well, I’m afraid I don’t know how to answer that question. There is a lot to counseling—one way of approaching people will not do—one size simply doesn’t fit all.
“Yeah, but what do you do?”
The fact is I do all sorts of things—a lot more than I could begin to mention in this Q&A session.
“Let’s say the person is considering getting a divorce. How do you handle that—do you tell his wife or not?”
Well, since I’d have both of them present [if possible], I wouldn’t have to tell her. Counseling people who are both involved in a problem apart from one another is foolish; you don’t bring people together by taking them apart.
“Yeah, but what do you say? How do you go about the counseling itself?”
Listen, friend, you don’t seem to understand how much goes into counseling or I expect you’d get more specific in your questions. I say all sorts...