Posted by Dinah on June 9, 2012, at 20:42:12
In reply to Trying to terminate, posted by Tabitha on June 7, 2012, at 2:08:39
Ouch. That was below the belt.
In my experience, it's a delicate subject for a long term therapist. But yours is definitely not handling it overly well. I daresay they get attached to us as well, and may feel some anxiety about losing us. But undermining you in that particular way is never acceptable.
Can you call it a break from therapy, and then just extend it indefinitely? It was always terrifying to me to consider the T word, and far easier to think of myself as simply having no appointments scheduled in the near future.
I think you have a distinct point. There are things that therapy isn't going to change. It's that "wisdom to know the difference" that tends to be elusive.