Posted by All Done on June 17, 2008, at 13:56:15
In reply to Re: It's that time of year, posted by Phillipa on June 16, 2008, at 12:21:25
> Okay maybe this is dumb but if theraphy is causing a lot of people a lot of pain is it worth it in the end. Now please don't take this wrong as searching for my own answer for next week whether to go or not or quit. Now Laurie maybe just say hey we've been seeing each other x amount of years. How do you feel the work has progressed. Just an idea. Phillipa
I can't speak for everyone, but while I don't like struggling through therapy so much, I do agree with my T that a lot can be discovered during times of discord - perhaps even more than when things are calm and easygoing. I don't want the relationship to have to sustain this kind of tension, but I do think I'm learning something about a deeper anger I have and where it comes from. That's not to say I like it or won't complain about it, of course ;).
Overall, I think I've made some progress over the last five years. Well...I don't even necessarily like to use the word progress. We do review my "therapy goals" every once in a while, but mostly I've learned about who I am. And in the end, that's going to bring me closer to feeling comfortable in my own skin, which is my main goal.