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Re: Why do they do this to me? Pandabear

Posted by fallsfall on February 25, 2004, at 8:30:24

In reply to Re: Why do they do this to me?, posted by Pandabear on February 24, 2004, at 18:43:24

That sounds like a much more positive session.

She has some real compassion and empathy for you. She knows that you are obsessive - and she will NOT reject you because of your pathology. She is in this for the long haul with you. Listen to her reassurances and try to feel them deep down. They will carry you through the really hard times. I think that you can trust her - it sounds like she really wants to help.

Boy, do I know about the day after syndrome. The day after therapy is always my worst. I come up with all kinds of insights after a night's sleep, and I miss my therapist terribly. It was so bad, that a couple of years ago I changed my appointment day. I was seeing my therapist on Thursday, but she only worked 4 days a week (Monday through Thursday). So if I needed her on Friday, she was out and I had to talk to whoever was "covering" for her. I moved my appointment to Tuesday, so that at least if I needed to, I could leave a voice mail message on Wednesday and she could call me back. I don't know that I ever DID contact her on a Wednesday, but I felt a lot better knowing that I COULD.

I now see a different therapist on Monday and Thursday (and he works on Friday, but not always on Wednesday). You are not alone in the day-after syndrome. I try to journal a lot on the day after, or talk to friends to help process the "extra" feelings and ideas.

Good luck to you!

 

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