Psycho-Babble Psychology | about psychological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Therapy heartache

Posted by gardenergirl on June 24, 2004, at 13:58:12

In reply to Re: Therapy heartache, posted by antigua on June 24, 2004, at 10:08:56

Welcome to Babble, Bent!

I agree with Dinah and antigua that calling your T likely would be helpful. It's so hard to cope with the loss of your T, even temporarily, when you are dependent on them for being a reliable, consistent, source of support and comfort.

My T has not taken a vacation yet since I've been working with him (just over a year, I think), but I took three or four weeks off at the holidays. I didn't realize in advance how it would affect me. I got more depressed, and I didn't put that together with not having sessions until I returned and we talked about my break. So you are ahead of the game, I think, because you are aware of how difficult this will be.

Your T relies on you to be as honest as you can with her about how you are doing. If you are putting up a brave front somehow, she may think you are doing better than you actually feel. Please consider calling her and letting her know how hard this is so you can get some reassurance.

And also, many of us use our therapy time while T's are gone to do something nice for ourselves. Like reading a book, getting a massage, doing something fun, etc. You can also post here for support if you find it helpful.

Do take extra care. I wish you the best while your T is away.





Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Psychology | Framed

poster:gardenergirl thread:359709