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Wendie takes her turn sharing her feelings. "I get frustrated when you don't make eye contact with me when I'm talking to you about something," she says. "When you don't make eye contact with me, I don't feel important. I feel unheard. When I feel unimportant and not heard, it reminds me of when I was little, and I didn't have a voice. If I feel unimportant and not heard, I'm afraid that I'm going to check out. I'm going to leave. I'm afraid that I'll run away."

Dr. Hendrix asks Wendie to clarify—run away inside or run away outside?

"Run away inside," she says. "Like I'll continue to numb. I just don't want Bailie to deal with life the way that I'm dealing with it. I'm afraid that I'm going to die if I keep on doing this to myself. I'm going to die, and I'm not going to be there for Bailie anymore."
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FROM: Dr. Oz and Dr. Harville Hendrix Confront a Couple on the Edge
Published on June 02, 2008
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