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Re: Raindancer - How Are you?

Posted by DaisyM on March 14, 2004, at 13:42:36

In reply to Re: Raindancer - How Are you? DaisyM, posted by Raindancer on March 13, 2004, at 17:10:37

Raindancer,

I'm glad you took the meds and that they helped. Here is kind of a far-out idea...

Since he isn't moving out of the area, can he "mentor" you through the harder parts of your program? I know he is changing his work but I have someone who held the same job I do many years before and we meet for coffee, lunch on Saturdays, etc. every once in awhile when I have questions or need support. She is also available by email. It isn't all the time, every couple of months, with maybe an email a month.

Given what he knows about you, this might work...

Otherwise, I strongly suggest a study group. MAKE yourself go or start one yourself. These can be life savers for us "older" students plus they are supportive in a more general way.

As you know, I have "attachment" issues myself so I totally sympathize. I have to go away in a few weeks and will miss a couple of therapy sessions. I was starting to freak a little about this so my Therapist suggested phone sessions while I'm gone. I can't believe how relieved I am that he is willing to do this. At the same time, I feel like a little kid about it all.

One other thing that helps me, weirdly, is reading "light" case studies/stories about therapy. I love Yalom books or "Tales of a Traveling Couch". I don't know why this helps, it just does.

5 weeks...Ok, we'll count it down together. I'll keep checking on you. Please let me know how things are.

(((Raindancer)))
-D

 

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