Arthur is a thin, attractive man in his early 50s. He keeps himself in excellent physical shape and recently has started to cut his hair very close so as to disguise his balding. He is a man who lives by routines. He usually arrives promptly for his appointment, sets his briefcase down on my chair, takes his shoes off and lies down on my couch. At the end of the session he sits up and while he is putting his shoes back on he continues to talk often in a more spontaneous and related manner than during the session.