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Re: Completely lost faith Dinah

Posted by fallsfall on September 26, 2004, at 11:29:45

In reply to Completely lost faith, posted by Dinah on September 25, 2004, at 23:04:29

>>My therapist's magic no longer seems adequate to help me feel better. He's gone till Tuesday, and I'm thinking of cancelling my Wednesday appointment because I need hours at work more than I need him.

Dinah, I'm not sure that the second sentance follows from the first. The first says to me that you need to feel better, but he can't do it. The second says that you have other priorities - that putting in more hours at work will be *more beneficial* to you than seeing him.

In the past, there was nothing that was more beneficial to you than seeing your therapist - that was what you needed then. Now, perhaps, there are other things that are more helpful to you. That doesn't mean that he has lost his magic. It just means that you need something different right now. So go with what you need - this week, it is work - some other time it will be him.

It almost feels like you think that you are being disloyal to him by needing work more than you need him. I think he will not be hurt by this - he will be pleased that you are able to get some of your needs met by "the real world". He'll still be there when you need him again.

This sounds pretty good to me...

 

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