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Re: Validation

Posted by Dinah on February 13, 2004, at 17:58:09

In reply to Re: Validation Dinah, posted by fallsfall on February 13, 2004, at 12:29:00

> Do you feel a little more secure now?

Of *course* not!!! :)

Actually maybe yes. Today was a better session, and having a good session may be more validating than anything he can actually say. It was the sort that puts you through the wringer and terrifies you, yet you feel like you're in a safe place anyway. Go figure.

It started out the way it had been yesterday. I wailed "This is just like yesterday. You're reminding me of Dr. Bob!!!". He laughed, admitted that we had probably seen too much of each other this week (which I had thought was the problem), then realized that probably sounded rude and added something about it being an intense week. Then he started listening and I started describing better my thinking processes and why I was asking what I was asking, and when he understood why he quit being frustrated. That's what I like best about my therapist. He's almost always ready to take a deep breath and start over from scratch. (beaming smile)




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