Posted by mair on August 27, 2002, at 17:05:25
In reply to Re: Boring question » Medusa, posted by wendy b. on August 26, 2002, at 0:33:17
I think I've posted this elsewhere, but we have a family friend who's typical response to the question "how are you" is "much the same and more's the pity." I always thought this summed things up pretty well.
I've challenged my therapist with my assertions to her that she must get really bored listening to me talk because I get bored listening to me talk. This seems particularly so when we talk about stuff we've talked about before (which is most of the time). We spend alot of time analyzing one issue like for instance, the impact of a full work schedule on my mental state. I make no changes to my work schedule; inevitably I get over-stressed and then depressed, and we're back to talking about my work schedule again. I imagine my therapist thinking something like "she had to know this was going to happen; when is she finally going to get it?" Is it repetition that we all find so boring?