My partner is a psychologist and I believe the APA frowns upon intimate relationships between clinicians and former clients, the logic perhaps being that if a relationship originates in a therapeutic/clinical context there is potential for exploitation or even abuse.
As long as the doctor documents in your chart that the patient-physician relationship is terminated (for whatever reason), then it is safe to go out and fuck him.
However, this is a professional arrangement so it’s the psychologist's responsibility to put things in perspective in the sessions and not let his or her emotions get involved in with the patient.
I found later that others who went to him had only a few seconds to a few minutes with him during appointments, and that he sent in his nurse or PA to do the dirty work.
The amount of time and dedication they put in getting their degree clearly shows that they do not give up on things easily or take them lightly.
If a doctor gets into a relationship, he won’t give up until there is a genuine reason to break the thing off.
Doctors never tend to interrupt or cut you when you are talking to enforce their opinion.
You can talk about your periods, your crams, that ugly mole, the weird scar you have or any skin allergy.
Even if you puke on their lap, it won’t gross them out.
Why struggle to figure out “what he’s thinking” when you could just, I don’t know – ASK HIM! With the whole lake thing, it sounded like you might be—“ “No.
Let’s play the worst case scenario back to you: “So, Dr. I don’t need more than five minutes to help you rehab your arm.” “Oh, I just thought that you—“ “I’m sorry. I can’t fraternize with my patients, although it is flattering.