Posted by annierose on January 2, 2006, at 19:33:15
In reply to Re: Gift Giving, posted by bailey777 on January 1, 2006, at 10:01:12
I'm been away, so I've just started catching up on babble. I totally know what you mean about feeling more attached outside of therapy than when I'm with her.
It would be a good thread to start.
I think Dinah is right, the attachment comes from previous experience with our Ts and not every session can sustain that emotional intensity. But when they have been there for us, held us up, so to speak, it's a powerful feeling that endures.
My T and I recently had a conversation about "the perfect parent". I never idealized either parent so I never experienced looking up to my parents as all-knowing, all-loving or wise. But I do look up to my T (even though she is probably only 5 years or so older than I). Of course she isn't perfect (I had sessions that were off the mark) but I do need to make her more into a real person.