Posted by Abby Cunningham on April 9, 2008, at 11:49:57
In reply to feeling a bit better now, posted by crushedout on April 4, 2008, at 20:16:34
Crushed, I am glad to hear you are doing better. (Remember my PhD terminated me). I never got a chance to have a final meeting with her and I have mixed feelings about it all. After one year plus, I feel that it ended so badly and I feel partly at fault because like you, I "overgoogled" her and found out stuff about her family member that was pretty bad. I think she was scared out of her mind that others would find out too and they still could as it is public information if anyone chooses to look far enough.
I was told by my pdoc (same clinic) that she feels I "Crossed a line". ??? Not sure if that is true but all Psychotherapists must realize now we are in the age of the internet and patients are bound to find out things sometimes that may be disturbing to them. Oh well.
Now I am still obsessing about losing my PhD that I don't know how I can go on to anyone else, which my pdoc wants me to do. My PhD turned really nasty when she found out what I knew but never confronted me with it. Interestingly my pdoc was the one to tell me.
I am glad you had a better outcome.
> I think sending that email helped. Then I went out, took care of some business I've been putting off, and then visited a friend. I also did a grocery shopping, which is a very self-nurturing act for me.
> I'm now drinking pineapple juice and I have a purring happy kitty in my lap. Rough patches do pass. Not that it's over, but at least there's a lull.
> I appreciate everyone's support as always.