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Re: What kind of chair .... Emily Elizabeth

Posted by Dinah on March 17, 2008, at 18:03:54

In reply to Re: What kind of chair ...., posted by Emily Elizabeth on March 17, 2008, at 17:54:27

lol.

I guess my therapist didn't think I looked like a threat, because he didn't object. Mind you, he's enormous in comparison to me, so the threat is slight.

I used to eye the door quite frequently (and visibly) in the first many years of therapy. And occasionally make a break for it. I suspect my therapist didn't know quite what to do. But he handled it well enough by never preventing my exit, and merely saying calmly that he'd like me to stay. And generally I'd pause one legged at the knob, and hear him out and eventually tentatively inch towards the chair.

In retrospect I find my behavior quite amusing, although at the time of course I was quite distraught.

 

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