Had an attachment therapist appointment today with wm, Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) therapist & myself. Another interesting appointment. wm tends to treat everyone around him as a wallet, reward giver or servant. His continual demand for things is a result of neglect, abuse; he needs physical proof that he is liked/loved. Having said that, Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) therapist was ready to quit on wm today. wm is continually looking at Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) therapist as a reward - what do I get when we're done today, kind of thing. The same for attachment therapist & myself. Attachment therapist had wm practice "admiring" things that he wanted out of her office, while not asking to have it or trying to steal it. I found it very fascinating to watch wm struggle to learn this new concept in a way that he seemed to understand. Every time he tried to take something or asked for something, he was asked to redo that using his admiring part, not his wanting/taking part. I'm visiting wm this coming Sunday - we aren't going out to buy anything or go out to eat. I'm taking Sally & we are going to go for a walk. Attachment therapist had wm practice saying "I look forward to spending time with you, Mom". The last time he said it, it was with a smile on his face & you could tell he meant it. It brought a big smile to my face. wm accused me of laughing at him - Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) therapist said "no, wm, this is a genuine smile on mom's face - I can feel it". It was so nice to leave therapist appointment on a positive note.