Posted by Dinah on February 11, 2005, at 20:42:55
In reply to is complete honesty essential?, posted by DustBuster on February 11, 2005, at 20:32:35
Does it have any bearing on the issues you're working with now? Does it have an ongoing negative impact on your life?
If the issues you don't wish to be honest with are causing you a problem, obviously it would be better to work on being comfortable enough to share them so they can become part of your therapy.
If the past is past, if they have no bearing on your issues today, if they truly aren't affecting you, then that might be different.
I have one thing that I won't mention to my therapist. It's nothing that concerns my therapy, I have no real problem with it, my husband knows and has no real problem with it. The only reason it's important is that I don't want to mention it. But my overall feeling is that it's ok not to mention it. And I've been honest about not mentioning it. Or maybe not revealing it. Clearly I've mentioned that it exists.