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Re: Odd Therapy Experience daisym

Posted by fallsfall on August 11, 2004, at 7:14:57

In reply to Odd Therapy Experience, posted by daisym on August 11, 2004, at 0:36:33

I find that the feelings I get in therapy sometimes return in other situations where someone is taking care of me (with my financial advisor, for instance - sometimes with empathic friends). Maybe this is even why I avoid a particular friend when I'm feeling vulnerable - she knows a lot about therapy and life, and maybe I'm afraid that I'll slip into my super-dependent mode with her.

We aren't different people in therapy. Our "therapy-souls" are part of who we really are. I don't find it surprising that other parts of our lives would call forth those same feelings.

Your younger self is the side that "needs" therapy. Your adult self has it all "under control". It makes sense that your younger self is a bit apprehensive about your therapist's vacation. Can you give her a little space to have her say? Can you accept that she needs some transitional object to get through this? Can your adult self agree to provide her with some comfort during the vacation time - so she will not be so all alone?

If she needs someone to talk to who understands missing a therapist, I'll volunteer.

 

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