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Re: I hate therapy (rant) Elle2021

Posted by tinydancer on March 14, 2004, at 5:20:09

In reply to I hate therapy (rant), posted by Elle2021 on March 14, 2004, at 2:57:47

I don't know what's worse, leaving the therapy room after a great session or leaving after an awful one. I could not handle my T being upset at me, I count on him to be honest with me if he's irritated with me or distracted in any way. Because I *do* notice. One day I was practically attacking him-"Are you tired? Do you have a headache? Are you sick? You seem distracted."
I think that its natural to hate therapy when it gets really hard. Think about a friendship. We sit there, unload all our happiness and sadness-upon one another. WE share and give equally to one another. In therapy, you give and you give and feel, sometimes, so empty because you don't get anything back. It's you doing the work, you're left alone to sort it out. The therapist is your mediator, a kind of support, but then there's boundaries, and limits, and transference, and everything is a big nasty syndrome of something.
It seems like you felt detached from the session and that she wasn't able to reach into the heart of the issue. What could she have done to make you feel more satisfied and less let down? Did you have any special expectations about what the session would be like?




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