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Re: is it august again? mmealltalk

Posted by workinprogress on July 28, 2010, at 22:30:58

In reply to is it august again?, posted by mmealltalk on July 28, 2010, at 13:54:40


I'm so sorry, I agree with Dinah- 3 weeks IS a really long time. And hard. I think the most important thing is to acknowledge that and know that it's ok for it to be hard for you to have her go away that long. My T, like Dinah's doesn't usually go away for more than a week, but I'm seeing her at least 3 times a week, so a week is still long for me. I'm in the middle of a week break now (I see her monday, but she agreed to a call on Friday after she got back) and it's been way easier this time- I think mostly because I was more ok with it being hard if it was. Weird huh?

As for other things to make it through- the notes sound great. Can you get her to record a voice mail message for you? I've found that helpful, I know others have. EXERCISE- getting out and moving in any way always helps with my mood. I might not want to do it and may not love it in the midst, but I always feel better. I email my T when I'm missing her, even if she's out of email range it's sort of like I'm connected and talking to her- that helps.

And I think Dinah's right about finding some sort of project or distraction. Keeping busy and like Tetrix said- socializing (like exercise, you might not want to get out there and do it, but once you do it helps).

Hang in there Mel... ((((((((Mel)))))))))). The best news is that she'll come back and you'll pick up where you left off.


> Hi all,
> I feel like I only write when my therapist is going on vacation, but I guess thats when I feel the worst. My last appointment with her is Friday and I feel like I have no idea what I will do with myself. She and I made arrangements to exchange notes and other stuff to help me get through but the bottom line is that I am extremely distraught and feel terribly alone. I really have no plans, dont work, and am so miserable that I dont even want to see people. This week alone my sister, my mother and my t are all going away, though my sister and mom will be back in 3 days not over 3 weeks. I feel so overwhelmed and though Ive survived, barely almost two decades of breaks I still feel unprepared. I don't know what to do. What do other people do to help feel less crazed while their therapists are away? Any suggestions would be helpful.
> Thanks
> Mel




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