Posted by Toph on November 27, 2004, at 18:36:33
In reply to Re: lifeworthliving (long), posted by messadivoce on November 27, 2004, at 16:35:37
LWL, I had a psychiatrist who I saw for about 10 years. He was older than I and became a sort of father figure to me. He accepted me and my illness in ways my own father never could. When he retired I felt abandoned, afraid and angry. It took me some time to realise that the intensity of these feelings of loss, though I liked and depended on this man profoundly, were more an indication of the love for others, including my father, that I reposited in him than for any actual love I had for him.