Posted by sunnydays on July 6, 2006, at 22:03:46
In reply to therapist attachement, posted by rubenstein on July 6, 2006, at 21:39:00
I assume you meant *isn't mad*. :) I'm not sure whether it's a good thing or not. I guess it's a good thing in that it's better than not being satisfied with the care he's giving you. But I'm not sure attachment is anything that can be *good* or *bad*. I do that exact same thing, too, trying to seem as though I'm not as attached as I really am. But when he went on vacation, I think I said some things that he probably knows I'm attached now (he'd have to be pretty dense not to). I'm beginning to trust that my therapist cares about me, too, although it's awfully hard for me, and even a canceled session can disrupt that trust for weeks. I get very worried that my T is going to get mad at me for being too attached, or see me as too needy and decide he doesn't want to see me anymore.
Soooooo, I guess that's the long way of saying "yes, I relate". I hope there's something valuable in that mess of thoughts above.