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Answer, YOU, sit with my feelings antigua

Posted by daisym on June 24, 2004, at 19:16:28

In reply to Re: The RonCo Inside-The-Eggshell-Egg-Scrambler, posted by antigua on June 24, 2004, at 16:29:06

I just had to respond to that! When I first started therapy, I didn't even have a language to describe my feelings. It was so far out of my realm of experience. I felt haunted by sadness, like ghosts were trying to tell me something really important. My therapist kept telling me those were my feelings that had been exiled for most of my life and he wanted me to just "sit with them". In fact, I think I even posted about how frustrating I found that. I think I could do it for 3.4 seconds.

Everyone once in a while, he'll still say that. Or he'll say, "try to stay with that feeling" because I'm apt to change the subject when things get hard. I don't like to sit in silence. One time I actually snapped at him and said, "YOU sit with my feelings." He, of course said, "I would if you would share them with me"

I can't win with him...

Yesterday I challenged him to call someone I was avoiding (You think it's so easy? YOU do it!) and he said, "give me the number"

I should have known better by now. :)

 

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