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Re: first post --- (and a bit about my T) shrinking violet

Posted by gardenergirl on August 12, 2004, at 18:37:22

In reply to Re: first post --- (and a bit about my T) gardenergirl, posted by shrinking violet on August 12, 2004, at 14:24:27

(of course, you wouldn't extend graduation *just* to keep seeing your T, would you? *wink, wink*).

Ha ha, not consciously, anyway...and hopefully he would challenge me if I am unconsciously doing that. :)

>I'm not sure whether I will or not; I'm assuming I wouldn't, but I'm not sure, and I'm afraid to ask her right out in case she says no (and then I'll wonder if it's because of policy, or because she doesn't want to).

I know that feeling of being afraid to ask because of the potential answer. It's good to know that ahead of time instead of being blindsided. But you could always ask her why as well...
> I do hope you feel that you have finished treatment before you graduate; at least that may help with the separation a bit, and at least remove the feelings of prematurity. I know that isn't a possibility for me, though, so it's going to be very difficult. If I had known this would happen, I would have steered clear of therapy at school all together.

Thanks for the nice wish. You know, I was thinking that you could talk to your T about your relationship with her in the context of preparing for termination. Perhaps she could refer you to someone outside if needed. That process, preparing for termination and/or transfer is not something that should happen in just one session unless it's very short term therapy, i.e 8 sessions or so. Maybe that context would feel safer for you than just the relationship itself?
> Anyway, thanks again, and good luck -- I hope it all works out for you, in whatever way is best.

You too!

Take care,




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