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Re: If I'm Making Progress Why Don't I Feel Like I Dinah

Posted by Poet on July 13, 2004, at 15:23:49

In reply to Re: If I'm Making Progress Why Don't I Feel Like I am? Poet, posted by Dinah on July 13, 2004, at 8:28:13

Hi Dinah,

<< Do you still feel bad in the same way you used to feel bad? Do people around you think you've changed? Have you changed a bit, but not as much as you like? Or is everything exactly the same as it was? In either case, it's definitely something to discuss with your therapist.

It's hard to say if I still feel bad in the same way, I think for some things I do, but others I don't. I've come to accept that I left my last job for my own emotional well-being, but still feel like a career failure. I guess it's still feeling bad, but not the same way, I didn't fail at the last job, it failed me!

I should believe my therapist that I've made progress. Pdoc said I'm in partial remission from depression, and I've only seen him three times so he must have seen some change for the better, too.
And it's not just due to meds, as he's talking about increasing them in a few weeks. My friend who had quick success in therapy says she sees changes, too. I must just not be able to see it.

I will talk to my therapist about why I feel stuck.

Thanks for the help, I never thought about that feeling lousy before therapy is different than during. Very valid.





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