Posted by wishingstar on July 13, 2006, at 21:13:23
In reply to Re: finally a response » wishingstar, posted by Racer on July 13, 2006, at 21:06:57
Racer, thanks for the information on the adjustment disorder stuff. That definitely helps me to understand it better. I completely understand the need for "something on paper" and dont have any problem with it at all.. it just caught me off gaurd, I guess. But hearing your experience helps.
Regarding the phone message, I guess the reason I said "I know youll think this is manipulative, but..." was to put it out there that I was aware of what I was doing and had considered all the angles. It was also because everything I said to her the last few sessions, even things that felt very neutral to me, got labeled as manipulative, so I didnt want her to think I was just continuing to act in that way and not hear what she was telling me. But I added that I "just needed to get it out there" in the message because even if she thinks it was inappropriate, it's something I had to do and will not back down from that. If she cant handle me telling her shes pushing too hard, that's her problem. I'm the one paying her, you know? Who knows, maybe I shouldnt have said it.. I'm sure she'll tell me exactly what she thinks later. I'm just trying my best. :(
Thanks for your support.