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Re: Need a Second Opinion (Big Trigger+ Longer Even)

Posted by Daisym on February 9, 2008, at 20:45:06

In reply to Need a Second Opinion (Big Trigger+ Longer Even) mair, posted by Dinah on February 8, 2008, at 9:28:16

It has always been one of the things I struggle with - there are times when the therapeutic relationship is the cause of your distress - and I'm not talking about the vacations or separations. If the relationship with the therapist gets so complicated - how do you know when it crosses over from being helpful to you - working out your old stuff - to "simply" being the cause of upset and distress? Even if you've working with this person a long time. Maybe especially if you have.

Because I think Dinah's right. A real relationship forms - you have a history with this person. They have curiosity about events taking place and how things turn out. You know what they were like five years ago - and how things have changed for them - they change their hair, move offices, get married, get degrees...all kinds of things that interrupt, disrupt and change therapy.

I don't know what the answer is. There are certainly plenty of benefits to long term therapy. And I can't imagine working with someone else. But I really feel for you Mair - it really has been a tough year or three for your therapy team. It is a lot to cope with.




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