Abigail,

This is a very well-written piece & i agree with it all the way-except for the last para.When a client is moaning about a break-up, i often tell him/her to think of the abrasive aspects of the relationship & not view it solely through rose-colored glasses.This gives him/her some succor & s/he is able to get over it fast.Even if s/he is a little dishonest in coloring the ex in harsh colors where is the harm if it can help him/her to return to normalcy?
Of course care has to be taken that this does not put him off any relationship in future.
What do you say?Am i wrong in my perception?