Thinking Fans Comment Update: CeCe says Dorian should leave Llanview … cher wonders if Dorian is ready for therapy … Dale tries to imagine a “good” Dorian. See Comments below.
Part 2 of a 2-part OLTL 40th anniversary appointment!
By Damon L. Jacobs
When we left off on Friday, we discussed Dorian’s symptoms which are consistent with Paranoid Personality Disorder. As a Thoughtful Fan pointed out on this page last Friday, Marlena herself wrote a wonderful column back in 1998 about how the Dorian facing-her-past storyline of ‘97-’98 accurately illuminated the tenants of traditional Freudian psychoanalytic therapy. She faced her painful history, gained insight, and literally killed the mother that had been perceived as a source of so much dysfunction. But I submit, did this insight make Dorian happier? Did it help her gain peace? Did it improve her relationships? Change her behavior? I’d say no, especially based on her behavior in the last six weeks, which is arguably worse than it’s been for a very long time.
In order for Dorian (played by the cherished Robin Strasser) to truly heal, I would recommend [Read more…]