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Posted by Dinah on July 10, 2007, at 17:35:23

Today my therapist helped me with my new phone when I accidentally turned it off. He has the same model. And I couldn't help wondering if he got a glimpse of him on my speed dial list, prominently displayed on the screen. :) It's not that I call him that often, and especially not from my cell phone, but I like seeing his name there. (Just wait till I download the photo for the photo speed dial). I hope he wasn't too weirded out. He knows that I do stuff like that.

I told him the other day that my ring tone for him was his own voice saying "Hey Dinah, this is Therapist." He thought that was amusing and inventive of me. And I told him that I kept his answering machine messages on my iPod, but that I preferred sometimes to call him just to hear his own answering machine message. He was ok with that. He said he knew I found his voice grounding sometimes, and it would make sense to feel more comforted when I reached out to him (calling) and he responded (as an answering machine message.)

We talked today about possibly cutting down to once a week, and my concerns about that. I told him that it was really great in a marriage, say, or friendship to know each other really really well. But that in therapy it's not like we could curl up on a sofa together, happily watching TV together. He laughed and added "or go to a movie". And that in a therapy relationship, what did you do after the therapist knows every single thought in your head, how you react to everything, and why.

Sooo.... He says to go ahead and get the Ungame, or we can take a card from the issues envelope. He says that sometimes therapy can hit a plateau, but that that doesn't mean there won't be crests and troughs ahead. I dunno tho. It's not like this is a result of a huge breakthrough followed by a period of consolidation. He did say he'd try not to say "I know" to everything I bring up. :)

I wonder what it feels like, as a therapist, to have this person so attached to you? At one point, I think it bothered him, but I don't think it does anymore.




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