On the Control Mastery Forum Don asked several great questions about testing including why did " you said that I had passed a test when a patient accepted a major intervention". I wanted to answer that part of his question here where the data was so we could all see the case together. I believe that Don's intervention was an action that told Harold that he (Don) thought Harold should leave his wife and marry his girlfriend. I believe that previously Don had been more traditional and neutral in his responses and Harold was stuck with his guilt about leaving his family- he worried that it would kill them and couldn't allow himself to do so. I also believe that Harold was not convinced that he deserved to have a happy fulfilling life. Don's action on top of what he had done previously (I do not believe that this would have worked prior to Harold's trial separations ) did several things- It playfully told Harold that Don supported the move- he thought the girlfriend was great and many would love to be with her. It conveyed to Harold that Don didn't want to see Harold torture himself any more and he wasn't worried about this action ruining Harold's family. Previously Don had shown that he thought carefully about Harold choices and dilemmas and his action said this is a correct choice. It offered Harold the permission he needed to do what he wanted to do. The playfulness is important and continues to be so in his family because Harold tends to become very omnipotent and worried about whatever he does. It offers a reminder that Harold can relax his worries and enjoy his life and that he has a good life.