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Re: therapists always validating?

Posted by allisonf on September 3, 2003, at 14:39:13

In reply to Re: therapists always validating?, posted by Tabitha on September 3, 2003, at 13:48:22

I've wondered about the same thing lately. Just like your therapist re: your roommate, mine is quick to side with me on issues relating to my mother and sometimes perceives my mother's words or actions as being more offensive than I do. Also, sometimes I ask her why taking care of my 2 kids should make me so crazy, when I know many mothers out there who stay at home with 3 or more and are fine. She sort of implies that a lot of stay at home moms have nannies or something--I'm not actually sure I'm understanding her b/c it just sounds so ridiculous to me! Like unsubstantiated validation.

Have you ever tried confronting your therapist about being too validating? I never have, but I'm curious to hear. Good luck...




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