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Why Therapy makes you lonely Miss Honeychurch

Posted by DaisyM on June 1, 2004, at 17:26:58

In reply to Re: Therapy Writing Assignment, posted by Miss Honeychurch on June 1, 2004, at 16:23:18

Ok, maybe it is just me but it seems more universal than that. Or maybe it is a stage in the therapy process. I can only speak from my experience.

For me, I think it is because there is all this "stuff" that I don't share with anyone else. And the need to talk about it is really strong right now. I also think it is because I can reveal how very fragile I feel to my Therapist and since most everyone else in my life depends on me in one way or another, I can't to them. So often I feel like I'm battling emotional waves all the while pretending to be calm and in control.

I also think that having someone really listen to you, and respond to what you are feeling, is rare. And it sets off this need to have it more than 1 or 2 hours per week. And if you aren't lucky enough to have people in your life with whom you can be really honest about what is going on and who can support you, then it feels lonely. At least to me. Maybe it is because of what I didn't get as a kid. I don't know. But when I talk about feeling lonely, my Therapist acts like this is a common feeling that is brought out in therapy. He also points out that for me, I probably always was but was too busy to notice. *sigh*

 

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