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Re: Sometimes a fly is not just a fly... (long) Daisym

Posted by All Done on August 7, 2005, at 0:50:26

In reply to Re: Sometimes a fly is not just a fly... (long) All Done, posted by Daisym on August 5, 2005, at 17:03:05

> I have said this before and we've talked about this. He is definately of the opinion that people can benefit from therapy at so many different levels, you don't have to be feeling crummy to get something out of it.
>
> It isn't him. It is me. I feel like I need to justify the support (and expense) and if I feel better, how can I? And for me, if I'm not absolutely suicidal or non-motivated, then I go to the "I'm strong enough to do this myself" place.

If it was your son's therapy, would you feel he needed to justify going? Even when we feel better, we need support to keep that feeling going. We all get that support from many different areas, but when it is or was lacking in one place, we have to find it elsewhere. No one needs to live life on their own or without support. I understand how you feel that doesn't apply to you, but it does. Really.

> Yesterday my therapist asked, "doesn't anything about being attached to me feel good?" I said, "well, yes -- but that's not the point." He argued that this is totally the point, allowing myself to have support that feels good. It is a scary and powerful thing for me. And a core issue in my therapy.

You're working hard on this and I'm glad that you are because you deserve to feel good.

Just out of curiosity, what did you argue *is* the point of a good attachment to a supportive T?

> *sigh* -- Need more cake.

What's you're favorite kind? I love to bake, you know.


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