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Gone is the passive creature who molded to your chest and arms, content to be hugged for hours on end, replaced by an ever-exploding bundle of energy who wants to be free to crawl, walk, run, and explore. And as Susie plows into life, her increasingly weary and frustrated parents frantically try to follow. Like Sherman marching through Georgia, she is capable of destroying everything in her path. But unlike Sherman, Susie is in great danger herseH since she has no judgment, understanding of cause and effect, or sense of danger .

He feit she was still worried, unnecessarily. ' I'm sort of like a dog. " Later I asked if Ron had found out anything ab out his birth father. With mild annoyance, he said that he hadn't asked. "I don't want to know. I know I have to sometime and I will. " March 4: A pattern began to emerge for future meetings between Ron and Sue. Ron planned to see Sue, "when I want to. " 30 Chapter 2 Intrapsychic integration continued. Ron joked, "I think 1'11 keep Sue around for a while. " Ron and Sue met once or twice a month for the next several months and talked occasionally on the phone.

She was pressured into it. " February 4: Ron' s attempt to relate his emerging sexuality to his biological parents continued, as did the intense struggle with anger at his biological father. "Some day 1'11 make Sue a grandmother. " "Why not four? " The direct expression of the rage was too powerful and had to be displaced. " "I don't know. " The siek jokes continued for some time. " 28 Chapter 2 "I think it' s a way of continuing to express anger at your birth father. /1 February 10: Ron wanted to meet Sue as soon as possible.

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