Posted by mair on January 28, 2002, at 16:58:04
In reply to Mair, posted by Greg A. on January 27, 2002, at 21:23:43
Thanks Greg - you're right. I do feel pretty bad that I'm not any therapist's great success story, and it's pretty hard to point fingers at anyone other than myself. My therapist keeps assuring me that she's with me for however long it takes, and she conveys alot of optimism. On the other hand, she's long since stopped talking about cures so my telling her that she hasn't cured me yet will get me nowhere. I don't really struggle with the drugs-for-life notion anymore. What gets me down is knowing that the drugs will never be perfect, and that I'll forever be dealing with the return of periodically intense depressive feelings. It makes me feel like a perpetual child or adolescent or something - but certainly not someone who should have life more or less figured out.