dr-valentinehartz:

"She doesn’t know that I know about the affair. I believe that she believes that I’m happy with how things are now." he rubs his forehead and looks away. "I’m lying to her about that. I just honestly don’t know how to bring it up to her. Plus, I’m scared of the effects it will have on Ezra if I do. And I don’t want to lose custody over him." imageHe takes a sip of his coffee. “So I’m oblivious on purpose.” 

[She offers a sympathetic smirk, taking another sip of her coffee.] Did you know… [She pauses for a second, smiling, and leaning forward in her chair.] Most men who actually want to keep their children win the custody battle? I don’t think you should have to be miserable for his sake. There’s a way for you and Ezra and Jolene to make it out of this without any battle scars. If you’re unhappy and don’t feel this relationship is what you want anymore, you should do something about it.

(Source: phoenixmorgan)

dr-valentinehartz:

Valentine looked down at his mug and swirled the coffee a little before looking back up. “I suppose I should have seen it coming especially with what had been going on in our relationship. We had discussed separating before, but Jolene decided that she wanted to work things out. If not for us, but for own son, Ezra.” he grimaced and shook his head. “I agreed because I thought that we actually could fix it. I even cut back my hours at the hospital so we could spend more time together and I made us couple’s counselling appointments.” he sighed. “But, she started coming home late and made more and more excuses to spend time away. I thought that was normal. That she was used to having that time to herself so she just needed to readjust to me being around more. She’s always been very independent anyway…” he paused briefly before adding. “But it became very clear to me what was going on, when she asked to borrow money for a shopping trip. That lasted three days.”image

[She sighed, grimacing.] Did you ever think to end it yourself? Or are you holding on for Ezra. Neither you, nor Jolene, seems to be very happy in this relationship anymore. Especially since she seems to be sleeping with another man. And using your money. I’m just wondering, V… What keeps you with her?

(Source: phoenixmorgan)

dr-valentinehartz:

"I believe she wants me to be her fall back; her safety net when she and our mechanic, have had enough of each other…" image

Oh-hooo… So, she’s having an affair, is she? Do you blame yourself, or do you think it’s something that’s been coming for a while?

(Source: phoenixmorgan)

dr-valentinehartz:

"I have." he nods and takes a sip of his coffee. His eyes watch her carefully as he weighs out the options. On the one hand, he could have a free session, letting some things off his chest while on the other hand, he could completely dismiss the conversation and silently stew in his own problems. He wanted the latter. But Phee was right. One way or another, he would spill. "I’m a bit confused as to my wife’s real intentions."image

And what do you think your wife’s intentions are?

(Source: phoenixmorgan)

dr-valentinehartz:

Valentine couldn’t help but smile at her joke. “You’re not going to let this go are you?”image

Not for a while, but I suppose there will be times when I seem slightly less interested in your problems than others. But that’s how I am with everything and everyone, so you’ve probably noticed. 

(Source: phoenixmorgan)

dr-valentinehartz:

Valentine clenches his jaw briefly and looks away. Of course she would pull this kind of card on him. He should have never brought this up. “The only call for help I have…is the lack of caffeine in my system.” He turns and pours himself a cup of coffee. “Want some?” He holds out the pot and gives Phoenix a questioning glance. image

[She lifted a hand] No thanks, my glass is half full. [Slowly, she brought her mug up to her lips. Before she took the sip she muttered,] But your’s doesn’t seem to be.
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(Source: phoenixmorgan)

dr-valentinehartz:

"I only brought her up as a joke to avoid talking about the real problem.” he retorted smugly. “It’s my way of coping with situations…humor.”image

Well, you might want to find a new way of coping. It seems more like a cry for help than a joke.

(Source: phoenixmorgan)

dr-valentinehartz:

"Phee, you and I both know how very uncomfortable I am with sharing my story. Even with close friends such as yourself."image

[She huffed out a sigh.] Well, gee, I’m a psychiatrist, it’s only my job to confront people about their emotions. And besides, you wouldn’t have brought her up if you didn’t wanna talk about it, so come. Spill, V.

(Source: phoenixmorgan)

dr-valentinehartz:

"Went a little too personal huh?" Valentine laughs. "Yes I suppose Jolene and I are have some marital issues." image

Wanna talk about it?

(Source: phoenixmorgan)

dr-valentinehartz:

"Kind of like my wife." image

Weh-ell, Dr.Hartz, we aren’t having relationship issues, are we?

(Source: phoenixmorgan)


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