Posted by rskontos on April 2, 2008, at 12:24:07
In reply to Re: I'm not bored anymore, posted by Dinah on April 2, 2008, at 10:22:21
Dinah, your post helped me see that my therapist has for a while let me see alot of himself that I did not realize he was doing. We often exchange ideas when I won't talk about me. I guess it has been his way of helping me connect and I did not see the value of it. You have helped me connect to that value. Sometimes he will ask do you want me to go first or you. This will occur if there is a long silent pause. If I want I can jump in to re-route the discussions or I can simply answer his questions. Either way, in looking back I see the process he was taking. So I thank you. You made me not be so frustrated with him as I have been lately.
We have intelluctual discussions and share information from various websites I find and forward to him and he always thanks me for passing the information on to him. I seem now to know what he will like to view. And he always does like it. Plus we often discuss the presidential issues. I do know where he stands. It is interesting that we have had these discussion and I am comfortable with them. We don't agree always but enjoy the debate. We also share music critics and books. I have watched movies he suggested and he had watched shows I have mentioned like In Treatment. I did not realize how the dynamics of our relationship had changed until I read your thread.
Is that what you perhaps mean. That the maybe the dynamics were changing? I guess I do see my therapist more as a person and I just did not recognize it as such. I owe you a big thanks.
I think this post is not so much a support to you as a thanks, a big one. But I hope you get something out of it. I got alot from yours.