Ms. Zhou focuses on mental and psychological counseling for woman in rural areas. She tells us about her conversation with a visitor from Hong Kong that is suffering from a recent, tragic event. To learn more, click here.
Below is a conversation I had with a Hong Kong visitor.
Visitor: You are the most passionate psychotherapist I have seen, thanks all the friends who introduced you to me.
Me: Thanks for your trust. What would you like to talk about?
Visitor: I think I’m going to collapse.
Visitor: I must divorce my wife, otherwise I won’t wish to live any more.
M: Could you tell me what happened?
Visitor: My 14-year-old girl committed suicide several days ago, and I think it was the pressure my wife put on her that led to her death.
M: I’m so sorry to hear that.
M: Is your wife your daughter’s biological mother?
M: Does she have any grudges against your daughter?
Visitor: No, but she was always pushing her?
M: Do you think that your wife is the only one to push your child? What about other people in Hong Kong?
M: Why was it that only your daughter chose to end her life? Is it all due to your wife’s failure in education and communication with your daughter?
Visitor: I never thought about it.
M: Is it only the mother's responsibility to educate the children?
Visitor: My wife has a bad temper and doesn't care much about my daughter. She doesn’t know how to teach children.
M: Well, if you know how to teach children and you have a good temper, then why did your daughter choose to leave you?
Visitor: Because I’m always so busy with my work.
M: Does your wife feel happy after your daughter passed away?
Visitor: … She has been in hospital for a long time.
M: In that case, why are you going to divorce your wife to hurt her more?
Visitor: Thank you, Ms. Zhou. I will go to see my wife.
Original Article written by Ms. Zhou, translated by ShiShi Ma, edited by US intern Kevin Mo.
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