“Kate can’t leave the apartment alone right now,” her mother explained to Ben during the interview.
“I had a friend who went through that in high school,” Ben told them.
“Good, then you know a little about anxiety and agoraphobia.” Georgina decided to omit mention of the more esoteric causes of Kate’s panic.
“My friend used to vomit right on the doorstep if his parents tried to push him to go out.”
Kate took Ben in with all her senses and decided to trust him. “That happened to me when I tried to go to the grocery store alone a few days ago,” she said.
For the next eight months, if Kate had to go out and Georgina wasn’t available, Ben accompanied her.
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