Courage … and a Reverse Empty Chair?

My daily communications with Karl elicit a challenging question:

Is our connection real?

And further:

Is this whole thing just my imagination?

Some researchers compare the experience of staying connected with a loved one to a reverse “empty-chair” exercise, developed by Fritz Perls and popular with Gestalt psychologists. In this model (useful for moderating negative emotions and restructuring relationships with our departed loved ones), an empty chair faces the client, who imagines someone (or themselves) in it, and communicates to it. Continuing the conversation, the client then sits in the empty chair, this time reversing roles. Read more