Clare’s history of personal relationships is characterized by complete intolerance of being alone.

Clare’s history of personal relationships is characterized by complete intolerance of being alone.

Answer: Clare’s history of personal relationships is characterized by complete intolerance of being alone.

Clare’s personal relationships are characterized by complete intolerance of being alone. Whether it is an intimate-partner relationship or a close friend, Clare appears to always need someone in her life. She had a live- in boyfriend of 3 years and while they were together, he took care of everything.

Clare’s history of relationships is characterized by complete intolerance of being alone. Whether it is a live-in boyfriend or a close friend, Clare appears to always need someone in her life.

You open with a brief lead-in statement that establishes Clare’s character and how she likes to be in relationships. Then, you summarize her background with her boyfriend of 3 years, Brian. Since this is a long paragraph and the second sentence is pretty long as well, it may have been better to put it into its own sentence. The choice “complete intolerance” is nicely chosen and matches Clare’s character well.

Clare Shaw gets very anxious when she thinks about not having someone in her life. Clare feels it is essential to have someone in her life for support and for protection. We expect that Clare’s first marriage will be no different from any other relationship she has been in. She will need a lot of help from her husband to manage her anxiety and depression.

Clare has found some relief from her loneliness by beginning to replace her dog that recently passed in an unusual way. First, she adopted a statue of a dog—a concrete replica of her deceased pet which she now keeps in the house and refers to as “Baby.” She talks to Baby during the day, and then at night, when the rest of the house is asleep, Clare sneaks downstairs to sit with Baby. This interaction with Baby serves as a substitute for Clare’s long-standing symbiotic wish to sleep next to her significant other.

Clare was born in a lively family with two older sisters and one younger brother. Her father was a hard worker in his own business while her mother took care of the household and the children. Clare got along well with everyone in her family until she turned 13 years old. Then, she had an extreme loss that made her heartless and furious. From then on, she always quarreled with everyone, including her friends and teachers, at school. However, during that time she formed a close relationship with an older boy who had helped her get through the period of being angry. After meeting him, she changed dramatically.

 

Question:

Clare’s history of personal relationships is characterized by complete intolerance of being alone. Whether it is an intimate-partner relationship or a close friend, Clare appears to always need someone in her life. She had a live- in boyfriend of 3 years, and while they were together, he took care of everything. The PMHNP expects all of the following to be additional features of Clare’s history except:

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