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Re: Ego strength mair

Posted by Dinah on March 17, 2004, at 22:24:50

In reply to Re: Ego strength Dinah, posted by mair on March 17, 2004, at 21:36:40

No, it doesn't seem fair. :(

It's kind of funny. My therapist has been telling me about my low ego strength for years. I scored so low on an ego strength test that it wasn't even scorable. And I've never really understood the concept.

But now I have this breakthrough ah-hah moment that my therapist has been right all along. It's not in the DSM IV, but that *is* my main problem. I've had three bouts of major depression in my life, but I'm not in therapy for my depression. I definitely have OCD and anxiety. But therapy brought my OCD to manageable levels years and years ago.

I think my major problem really is lack of ego strength. That's why I've been in therapy nearly nine years. My therapist has been right all this time! (Well, maybe not all this time. I'm don't remember when he came up with his theory - I just remember being offended. I always thought I had a rather healthy ego.)

Go figure.




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