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Re: Didn't expect this---transference and termination Tabitha

Posted by gardenergirl on January 27, 2006, at 14:05:54

In reply to Re: Didn't expect this---transference and termination gardenergirl, posted by Tabitha on January 27, 2006, at 10:06:43

> Thanks for posting this. It's always nice to hear about a good ending point in therapy. I'm not there yet, but the past 6 months or year or so I've started to feel confident that I *will* get to an ending point, which is new for me.

Isn't that great? It is a new feeling for me, too. And we're not going to end anytime soon, although he did say that we needed "adequate notice", so I suppose I will have to start thinking of a time frame. (eek! A committment!)
> I keep thinking about what else I could do with the money I spend on therapy. With the long sessions I'm doing each week, I could be buying a really really nice pair of shoes every week. I picture 50 pairs of expensive shoes in my closet. Not that I'd even want that, but it's a way to realize it's a big chunk of money.

That's a great way to think of it. I don't have to pay for my sessions. I'm very very lucky that way. Although my T reminds me that my sessions are paid for as part of my tuition, which is quite expensive. So I try to remind myself of what I can do with that money once I graduate.

But I also think that's a metaphor for time, physical energy, and "psychic" energy. I like to think of how much more I can do that's productive or enriching in some new way if I am not devoting so much to keeping defenses going and working on all of this. I know it won't be a complete "freedom" from neurosis, but it seems like a lot less work lately.
> And BTW I've always found it rewarding to share personal photos with my therapist. She seems to see it as a good thing.

Thanks for saying that. Maybe I will.





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