Welcome, back. Today I'd like to introduce you to Cecelia's girls, Marissa and Mariana. They are little dolls and you can see why Cecelia hates to leave them to return to work!
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“I’d say it would be the best solution for both of you. Your only obstacle will be to find someone the girls, or more to the point—Marisa, feel comfortable with as a substitute.” Doctor Giannelli watched Celia shift in her chair. “If you force her to deal with a mother who lives a normal life, she’ll outgrow this deepening dependency on your constant presence. When she sees you leave and return on a regular basis, and I’d advise you to vary your schedule a bit if you could, she’ll soon realize no matter what time you leave or how long you’re gone, you’ll always return home.”
Celia rose from the chair and prowled the small office. She needed an educated opinion and she could think of no better source than the Domenico family physician. She knew from experience he’d tell her the truth—although it might not be what she wanted to hear, it would be what she needed.
“Mariana is too young to understand, although if you let this situation continue, she’ll learn from her sister’s example and you’ll really have problems. You’re doing them both a disservice by continuing to hover over them.” The doctor quit speaking for a minute and scrutinized her before he continued. “Are you using the girls as an excuse not to move on with your life? You’re a young woman, Celia, too young to retire from the company of others.” (To be continued...)
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