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Re: My boss and therapy Dinah

Posted by DaisyM on February 5, 2004, at 20:34:05

In reply to My boss and therapy, posted by Dinah on February 5, 2004, at 18:59:03

Dinah,

I can see being uncomfortable with that conversation at work. I like the insulin analogy -- though I'd rather think of mine as sugar for a reaction. I want to believe in the acute, not chronic.

People do change their minds about therapy, so he might be looking for "permission" to explore it. As in, "there is this gal at work and she has had a pretty good experience with therapy. Maybe you, my blessed {spouse, child, SO,} should try it. It might help you..." Or even for himself.

My husband is NOT a believer. He actually is rather noplussed that I'm going. (Yeah, a conversation we need to have again.) But, he is coming around a little tiny bit. Especially as he is in more and more pain (physically). And since it so helped our son.

Just keep your eyes open for clues. I think, at the right moment, a very sincere "I didn't get a chance to thank you for asking about me. I do think therapy has really helped me and continues to do so. Let me know if you need a referral or any information at some point. It is nice that someone cares." Then pivot, and walk away.

 

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