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Re: Why bother with therapy? allisonf

Posted by stebby on August 19, 2003, at 14:17:12

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

Hi Allison, Reading one of your old posts is the reason I first decided to post on this sounded so much like hadn't occured to me that there might actually be other people out there going through similar situations. I too am waiting for the thread that describes how the transference works itself out. I have to say that this time around I am a little more accepting of it versus my firsttransferences experience with a therapist when the feelings nearly blind sided me. At least now I can say, ok, this is just transference and there is a reason its happening. (These rational thoughts are on my more "stable" days.) Other days I feel so desperate to escape it since I know the longing will never be reciprocated. Of course, there is always the secret hope that it somehow my feelings will be reciprocated...and then another realization that it won't happen...its a viscious cycle!

How long have you been in therapy and why did you go into it? Have you let your therapist in on the extent of your transference feelings?

Regarding what to do so you don't affect the kids is a question I often ponder. I am just trying to connect with them as much as I can. I finally entered therapy when my little one asked me if I ever smiled anymore. That was heartbreaking! I am so afraid they will end up like me. They definitely force me to keep it together. I guess we can only do the best we can do.




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