Several months later, Chloe was taking yoga lessons, seeing her therapist, and doing much, much better.
Harry helped her find a therapist who specialized in anxiety and depression.
What Harry saw startled him: boxes upon boxes stacked throughout the home and spilled food everywhere. Chloe’s house was a mess.
The next day, Annie Anthias invited Chloe over to hang out. They exchanged seaweed soup recipes and baked shrimp cakes. Annie wanted to go on the Keto diet together. She had gained some weight TV binging and hadn’t been to the gym in months.
“We can’t go on that diet! Where in the coral reef would we find cauliflower and cheese?” asked Chloe.
Chloe did not think so: work, dating, money…it was all too much. She clicked the “add to cart” button but decided to hold off on purchasing the purse. She had 8 other items in the cart and made a mental note to revisit the website at home that night. She felt very excited and powerful which was a lot better than feeling anxious.
*a story about shopping addiction
When Bruce the Boxfish had a big medical scare, Chloe held his fin for hours and assured him everything would be fine.