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What you describe is not just unusual -- it may be malpractice on the attorney's part. If this is a civil domestic violence protective order, brought by a party, rather than by the county prosecutor, then the order is entirely subject to being terminated based upon "changed circumstances." The complaining witness' desire to lift the order is changed circumstances -- but, only if there is no coercion or proof of actual abuse (other than the complaining party's allegations).
It's entirely routine for the complaining party and the defendant to stipulate to termination of the protective order, and the court cannot refuse to terminate, if the stipulation is requested in writing, signed by both parties or made orally in open court.
Assuming the facts are as I describe above, you can "instruct" your lawyer to obtain a stipulation from the complaining party, and if the lawyer refuses, you can complain to the Texas State Bar, because the attorney works for you -- not the other way around.
Note: If this is a true "criminal" protective order -- brought by the county prosecutor after an arrest or citation against you for a criminal sexual assault or battery -- then the rules are entirely different. In such a case, your attorney cannot independently obtain a stipulation for a dismissal, because the complaining party cannot independently terminate the protective order. Only the county prosecutor can do that, and it must be done with the court's consent, after a determination is made that there is no "probable cause" that a criminal offense was committed.
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