Sometimes we just have to do the best we can. We are all flawed, and we all bring our flawed nature into every new relationship. The key however is to keep an open heart, an open mInd, and to commit ourselves to discovering the truth.
And all of this holds true with our patients as well. What they know, what they understand, how they feel, what they want, and how they want us to help them are all moving objects in the beginning. Hence, new relationships are like dances – often starting separated and unemotional, and hopefully evolving into more intimate and emotional communication where the truth is revealed over time. And with it, desires, motivations, roadblocks, and what it all means to them.
“Going slow” with people in the beginning is often the only way to get to that place. And that truth is at the very heart of co-discovery.
Paul A. Henny, DDS
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