Posted by Dinah on May 26, 2012, at 16:58:57
In reply to What are you STILL doing in therapy?!, posted by Daisym on May 22, 2012, at 20:05:32
I suspect that worrying about whether therapy is justified isn't good for mental health, for a lot of reasons. When something is threatened, it's natural to cling to it all the harder. And it's hard to feel free to "get better" when getting better means losing something important.
I think total relaxation on the topic contributes to mental health. I think if we can feel totally relaxed about being able to go as long as we need to, it drains the energy out of the attachment.
What I'm not sure is whether that's a good thing or not. It might be healthier, but it also involves loss. Need leads to a far stronger bond than want.