This was really kind of a throw away conversation I was using to get to the next section, but apparently a lot of people feel seen. This is certainly a subject I know a lot about so it was going to come up sooner or later, but it moved naturally so I just went with it. Mental illness isn’t something you overcome in a relationship in a single interaction. Sometimes you never do, but if you want to try you eventually have to make an effort. Thomas can’t hide his shame, even though he’s trying to be detatched on some level. He’s not someone who likes to look weak, unless he can use it to his advantage, but it’s different with Carol… Anyway. I’ll leave you to read in anything else.