At the psychiatrist's

"Chez la psychiatre"
French C1 writing exercise

Mme Dupont is talking to her psychiatrist.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "a session (therapy)", "much better", "to find out", "to cheat on [somebody]", "to feel like something...", "a lie", "cowardly", "to keep on doing", "to blame oneself", "a therapist", "to take an important step", "to confront [someone]", "a (life) partner", "to put in place", "to be in a position to", "to overcome".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into French

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
Start the exercise

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- Good morning Mrs Dupont! How are you feeling since our last session? - Not much better than when I left you last week. Since I found out that Sonia was cheating on me, I feel like the whole life we built together was a lie. I still haven't found the courage to talk to her about it. I feel so cowardly and pathetic! We should have never moved in together, and now I just don't know what to do any more! - You can't keep blaming yourself. As your therapist, I need you to understand that you've already taken an important step by coming here. I don't think that a cowardly person would have been able to. Before you confront your partner, it would be useful for us to put a technique in place so that you're in a position to overcome this extremely delicate situation.

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