Dr. Reisman: Have you told anybody else about the abuse?
Celeste: No.
Dr. Reisman: Why not?
Celeste: I don't know.
Dr. Reisman: If you were to guess.
Celeste: Perhaps my self-worth is made up of how other people see me [chuckles].
Dr. Reisman: I'm sorry. I'm just amazed at patients that can harbor such profound self-awareness underneath the hard shell of denial. Find a friend to confide in. Do it today.
Celeste [looking frustrated]: Because?
Dr. Reisman: Because if there is a custody battle, you know what Perry's lawyer will be asking, "Did you ever tell anybody, Mrs. Wright? Hm? Really, you told nobody at all? Is that because it never really happened and you're just making all this up to win custody? In fact, you've repeatedly maintained what a wonderful husband and father Perry is, haven't you, Mrs. Wright? Nobody's ever witnessed this alleged abuse ever. Isn't that true, Mrs. Wright? We only have your word. You said he was wonderful. Were you lying then, or are you lying now?" You're a lawyer. You know how important it is to have a witness.

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Dr. Reisman: Start documenting the abuse. Write everything down. Photograph your injuries. Keep doctor reports. That could be important in a custody battle, and men like your husband usually do go for custody. He has the resources, the money, the contacts. Most importantly, he has the ego to see this through.
Celeste: I don't understand why you're being such an alarmist right now.
Dr. Reisman: Because I'm alarmed.

My life isn't perfect, Madeline, bad things have happened to me. I do understand the concept.

Celeste [sighs]