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Re: Why bother with therapy? allisonf

Posted by Dinah on August 17, 2003, at 0:45:55

In reply to Re: Why bother with therapy?, posted by allisonf on August 16, 2003, at 22:43:41

Chuckle. That was what my husband said the other day too!!!! That I'm often in worse shape when I leave therapy than when I go in. And when is he going to fix me already!

I have no real way of explaining that the reason is that in therapy I access the feelings I so often keep blocked, and so naturally I'm more unstable after. Now whether or not that's a good thing I don't know.

I know what car my therapist drives but for a slightly different reason. I've run into him a couple of times outside therapy because we live really close to one another. And no, I didn't find that out on purpose. I had hoped he lived way across town and found out differently accidentally. When I found out, I asked what would happen if I accidentally backed my car into his or something. Would he still be my therapist? And he said, yes, so long as I have insurance. lol. I have this thing where I don't want to see or talk to him *at all* outside the therapy room. So when I saw him in the stores I ran off before he could see me. Once I admitted it to him, once I didn't bother. But the second time there were only a few cars in the parking lot, and he had told me generally what sort of car he drove and there was only one. So I made a note of the license plate. Now whenever I go to a local store, I check all similar cars to make sure it isn't his. I haven't seen his yet, but if I do, I'll skip going to the store. Last thing I want is to run across him at the drugstore with heaven only knows what in his basket, and be confronted with heaven only knows what about the real person. Yech. Or, even more awkward, running into him with his family or when I have mine. "Son, this is my therapist." I don't think so.




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