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Re: Please join therapist-on-vacation club! pegasus

Posted by Pfinstegg on August 7, 2004, at 0:54:51

In reply to Please join therapist-on-vacation club!, posted by pegasus on August 4, 2004, at 12:27:54

My T is going away October 1-15, so he's later than everyone else's T, but I'd love to join anyway. Let's see...

Coping while away: We're mounting a counterattack by flying to Wales to explore and hike. It helps a lot to be leaving also, and because he's an analyst, I have to pay him if I take more than two weeks away per year while he's at work. So we try to arrange our vacations around his. I also take my journal with me on these trips, and write to him, or about him, in it every day. Sometimes writing and remembering wonderful therapy moments is the biggest help of all. I also write him postcards, which always arrive in a bunch after I'm back at work with him! When asked, he always says missing and remembering is much healthier than feeling alone or abandonned, so I try to work towards that.

The best thing: a vacation for me from the work of going EVERY day, and saying everything that flashes through my mind.

The worst thing: he is so important to me right now that I feel almost heartbroken when i can't see him- it just aches.

How am I doing? Much better! No more Lexapro, which has allowed me to feel much more strongly about things- both joyful and sorrowful (and has given me back a sex life). No need for TMS for the last six months. Less anxiety. While the therapy gets harder and harder, the rest of life is really getting a lot better.

I love the idea of sharing our most wonderful moments in therapy as a way to soothe ourselves while they are gone.




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