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I think it can be even better....Dinah

Posted by twinleaf on May 16, 2008, at 22:26:51

In reply to Re: This may be as good as it gets (Too long) Dinah, posted by Happyflower on May 16, 2008, at 13:18:19

It seems as if you are making a thoughtful summing up of where you feel you are in mid-life, perhaps in part because of your present uncertainty about your therapist's emotional availability.

I think it's going to get better- even better than it is now, and there are certainly a LOT of good things about "now". I think that if you are able to remain emotionally connected to your therapist (and I realize that that is not a given), you will gradually feel more, and longer, periods of joy, your satisfying times with other people will grow longer, and you may not have to suffer from morning depression (this sounds like atypical depression).

It's kind of terrifying how much our well-being depends on our personal relationships, and, especially, on the relationships we develop with our therapists. It's so scary because we have to keep on trying to trust and take chances.....and we are the more vulnerable half of the dyad.

 

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