Jungle of the Heart by Lynda Smith Hoggan

From Lynda Smith Hoggan’s Jungle of the Heart, in which a surrogate partner reflects on one of her cases:

…   I sit next to you as your therapist explains our course: you’ll meet with both of us each day, though separately; you and I will each tell him of what occurred, and then he’ll help plot the direction for the next day. You’ve chosen well; some therapists can be too cautious to undertake this journey. Others stay shallow, think of me as a sandy beach for you to land on. This man is a particularly skillful river guide. He will push the boat that carries us out into deep water. Carefully, but fearlessly.