Posted by sunnydays on February 18, 2008, at 10:34:49
In reply to Re: Welcome to Babble » sunnydays, posted by MissK on February 18, 2008, at 9:30:49
> >I wonder why you feel the need to share this opinion of yours with those who feel that they have successful therapy relationships?
> He's entitled to share it.
**** I didn't say he wasn't, and I didn't mean to imply he wasn't. I was simply wondering about the why... why as a new person on the board, that was what he felt compelled to share. I seriously don't mean to imply there is something wrong with it, I am just curious.
There are different perspectives out there. Is a short, or short as possible, therapy relationship any less successful?
**** Nope, it's not any less successful. Plenty of people find short therapy relationships to be incredibly beneficial. I just don't think that the answer for everyone has to be to have a short therapy relationship. And I know that's not what you're implying.
Believe it or not, there are those that believe the point of therapy is to address whatever one's problem is and leave therapy sooner rather than later.
**** Yes, I believe that. And you know what, that's my goal too. I just happen to know it is probably going to take me years and years and years. I have been severely traumatized, and there are a LOT of trust issues that go along with that. One little rupture or slightly off interpretation on my therapist's part can take an entire session to repair, so it takes a long time for me. I hope to address my trauma as quickly as possible - I keep complaining to my T that this is taking too long. I don't know about leaving therapy. This is the first relationship in my life that has been supportive. My T has told me I can come for as long as I want to, and I plan on it. I suspect new challenges with the trauma stuff will arise as I start dating and get married and all that stuff, so I suspect therapy will be useful for me for quite a while.