Posted by seldomseen on March 22, 2008, at 7:46:58
Here's the story.
Several weeks ago my therapist's father died. He didn't tell me that, he just called, left a messeage, and cancelled our appointment and said that he would have to be out of the office. Rather than trying to reschedule, he said he would see me several weeks later.
This seemed like a long time to me and I will admit, it was odd for him not to offer an appointment sooner. Especially since I didn't know the reason he was cancelling.
HOwever, I read about the death in the paper. His father was a rather prominent figure and it was hard to miss. Also, they have the same name.
I think understand about the scheduling. I had been hashing out a lot of father issues in therapy. I suspect he wanted a little time away from me and my father issues.
Question 1 - Do I offer my condolences to my T?
Question 2 - Should I stay away from my father issues for a while in therapy?
Question 3 - Should I mention that I saw it in the paper? I mean it is pretty unrealistic for me NOT to hear about the death?
Any ideas, advice? I'm really at a loss about this.