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Re: argh - termination - help?

Posted by shortelise on March 31, 2004, at 22:50:52

In reply to Re: argh - termination - help? shortelise, posted by fallsfall on March 31, 2004, at 21:05:31

Thanks for the sympathy, D. I feel so d**m sorry for myself!

I sure didn't mean to make you cry, Fallen, but I think it may be a good idea to taper down as slowly as you suggest. It's kind of like cheating, but if I have to cheat to get there, so be it. I do like the idea of asking to see him more often and bargaining down... do you think he'd catch on?

Pink, I will never have to worry about this man saying anything rude to me - I am so sorry you do! Do you really, honestly, think he might, to you , I mean? I sometimes read in to my shrink a certain "Jeez, is she ever gonna shut up?" and I ask him and he tells me if he is feeling impatient, which is rare. He has promised to be honest with me, and I believe he is, I wouldnot have gotten anywhere if I hadn't been able to trust that he is honest with me.

Speaker, that's just it: I know the anticipation is worse than when it will be all over, which is why I want to quit now! But he thinks that's a lousy way for me to go. And I trust him, that if he believes I need to slog through this in a methodical way, then I guess I should. But it does feel like torture. He's said to me that I should do as I please, that he is not forcing me, and he isn't. He would say goodbye to me on the phone tomorrow with as much warmth as he will at the end of however many months it takes us to "terminate".

Thanks, Falls - I think I'll probably do what you describe, cut down on session and end up having to go between the appointments, and I'll try to remember that it's ok. To know that someone else has had that experience makes it feel more "normal".

Can anyone tell me the point of the long, drawn out termination? Why not just say, Well, doc, I'm feeling a whole lot better, so see you around?
Seriously, why a "termination phase"?

Thanks all. You are so kind to write.

If anyone else wants to comment, please do. All opinions are most welcome.





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