Posted by Cindy W on May 17, 2000, at 21:30:23
In reply to Re: Therapist Relationship, posted by allisonm on May 17, 2000, at 18:32:59
> I think that at times my therapist has asked for nearly the moon and stars. Once he asked me to keep living, which was the hardest thing of all to do at the time, and I told him he was asking for a lot. Other times he asks me to bear with him as he frustrates me to extremes. I know it is for the good in the end, but he does ask for a lot -- and often. Sometimes I think I'd rather have my teeth filled.
Allisonm, your description of therapy is a good one! I'm always so terrified when I walk to my therapist's office I feel like I'm going to hyperventilate and have to sit for a few minutes to catch my breath. The hardest thing my pdoc ever asked me to do was to trust him and go on living, too (last December, I was ready to give up) and to try another medication, after nothing was working and OCD and depression were winning. --Cindy W