Posted by Jazzed on June 26, 2005, at 22:36:52
In reply to confused, sad, posted by shrinking violet on June 26, 2005, at 19:24:45
I'm so sorry that you're feeling so alone and sad. It's really interesting that you felt your T's pain so strongly, and that she started to share things, but then backed off. Maybe there is something there that she felt she had in common, maybe it was so painful not to be able to tell you. I'm so sorry that you were abandoned, and you were left feeling so empty, and so much unfinished.
I think, and I could be wrong, that some T's and psychaitrists pick their field because of something in themselves, or someone close to them, that they are trying to resolve. My 2nd psychiatrist was so awesome, like a brother to me. He shared some stuff with me, and toward the end of my therapy, I asked him what drew him to psychiatry. He told me his mom was schizophrenic, and that every day when he was growing up he would come home from school, and she would have been drinking all day. He would try to help her, and hide all the bottles b4 his dad got home from work. That's why he chose it, but I think sometimes it has to be about their own personal stuff. Maybe it was that way for your T.
I hope you start to feel better, and that your sister and her friend are good companions for you.