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Because life is difficult

Posted by DaisyM on January 8, 2004, at 20:01:08

In reply to Re: Why is it so difficult at times? Karen_kay, posted by Dinah on January 8, 2004, at 19:33:28

I think what everyone is talking about is not so much that "therapy" is difficult, though it absolutely is, but that LIFE is difficult right now.

The after holiday slump is here, plus I think everyone wants to start out the new year fresh, being done with all the old stuff. Including those things we are struggling with in therapy. The world is a mess, the economy is a mess and so many people are sick this time of year. We are all surrounded by all this...stuff...that it makes just day-to-day existance hard.

I also think this time of year makes everyone question their directions -- and we make promises to ourselves to push harder, go deeper, really say "it" whatever it is...or maybe don't say it and stop.

My therapist told me today that he doesn't let clients stop (if he can help it) in January because in his opinion and he has been doing this for a long while, January is the most depressing month of the year. December = stress, Jan = depressed. We talked about anniversary triggers, and social triggers...all the stuff we've all been doing the past 2 months.

So, here is my idea. I think we all need a beach vacation -- Mexico? We can relax, read trashy novels and sleep late. No kids, no husbands, no laptops, cell phones or work projects. Who's in?

I'm open to other ideas too...




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