Our expert says:
So, she may not be in physical contact with the nasty guy, but by no means has she PSYCHOLOGICALLY left him, and it soudns as though she keeps him psychologically present much of the time. She may feel a bit better for repetitively "talkin about it" but as you've noticed, this is NOT therapy, and she sounds like she's just spinning her wheels in the sand.
If this is esentially the third time this has happened to her, it would be really valuable for her to see a proper, CBT-type therapist, both to resolve this specific episode, and to develope self-protection against it happening again. .
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