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Unread October 10th, 2010, 10:01 PM
sk8rgrl23 sk8rgrl23 is offline
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Default Re: Language Fluency

That was kind of what I meant about having a spouse translate, in that things can be selectively translated, altered or omitted for whatever reason. But I agree that whole situation makes for some sketchy ethical issues.

chalk up one more reason I'm glad to be done with agency counseling! (hopefully)

And thanks for the plug!

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Originally Posted by William Reid View Post
Not sure exactly what you mean, but I think that having a spouse translate in couples' or family therapy is generally very sticky. The nefarious possibilities are probably rare, but very commonly -- and sometimes only semiconsciously -- one spouse would mistranslate, selectively translate, insert or omit nuances, or otherwise shape what the therapist hears.

Gauging is correct. Have confidence in your first impression. :-)

BTW, and off the subject: do readers know that sk8rgrl23 is also an artist and does great pet portraits? Send her a private message and she might tell you more about that.
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