Posted by starlight on August 5, 2004, at 14:33:48
In reply to Re: amazingly strong! JenStar ? starlight, posted by pegasus on August 4, 2004, at 17:33:25
When I say that it makes them feel good about themselves, I think it's more of a subconcious thing. To a degree I think we all want to be needed, it makes us feel better about ourselves. You know what they say, -it's better to give than to receive. Why? Because it makes us feel like better people.
I guess to me it's a form of enabling or codependence. Look at what Jadah's had to go through by depending on her therapist - even though getting into a sexual relationship with a therapist only happens a fraction of the time, it most likely wouldn't have happened had he not cultivated her dependence. It gives the therapist a lot of power.
Don't get me wrong - I don't know anything other than the thoughts that arise from my experiences with docs and therapists - of which I've had many.