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needing a hug being refused, wish it didn't hurt

Posted by metalflipflop on January 8, 2004, at 23:02:06

hi all,
i have been upset for weeks now (college winter break) over the last time i saw my therapist. it had been an intense session, i had a lot of worries about going home (first xmas w/out my dad), and so on my way out i asked her for a hug. she didn't even think about it and said, 'liz, i can't do that, we would have to talk about it, for someone like you, w/your history, it's just not simple.' and it killed me, it felt like i was being stabbed. and i hate that i am that attached.
i was just surprised, as when i came back from a long break a couple months ago, i asked if i could give her a hug and she responded, 'of course!' like i didn't even need to ask. so i was just shocked and just lost it. it has been brewing in my mind.
do people hug their therapists, regularly or not? have you talked about it in therapy? and why would my therapist give two completely different answers?? it hurt so much.
confused. thanks for any input.




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