Sullivan: Just this 90-day separation from my wife, it’s wreaking me, but Dr. Shephard said it’s necessary, so… Richard: Did she say it was necessary, or did she suggest that it might help you focus on your recovery? Sullivan: I’m a rule follower, see, so if you tell me a rule, I follow it to the letter. Are you saying it isn’t a rule? Richard: Robert, there are no rules in a 12-step program. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking or using. Shephard gave you a suggestion based on her experience. Sullivan: Are you telling me that I can be with my wife? Richard: Does your wife support your sobriety? Sullivan: Yes. Richard: Does being around her cause you to crave alcohol or drugs? Sullivan: No. Richard: You and I are here to work these steps. There are nothing in those steps about separating from the people who love you. Sullivan: Yes.
Jack: Yeah, I’ll be late, though. I got to help Marcus with his online classes. Travis: You mean you got to go see your girlfriend Inara. Jack: I told you, just friends. Vic: Oh right friends like the ones you sleep with, live with, raise a child with. That kind of friend. Jack: Whoa, one, I sleep on the couch. Two, I’m not raising any children because I’m more like his… Dean: Step-daddy? Jack: Inara and I are just friends. Why is that so hard to believe? Vic: I don’t know. Have you met you? Andy: Jack, I believe you. Jack: Thank you. Andy: I believe that you believe you’re just friends.