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Re: Do therapists lie? Slightly off topic alexis6

Posted by Lonely on September 27, 2004, at 20:59:13

In reply to Re: Do therapists lie?, posted by alexis6 on September 24, 2004, at 19:58:57

Are you kidding? A Mennonite background? I'm totally amazed and very curious because I come from a somewhat similar background and have never found or heard of anyone from that type of background practicing psychotherapy before. What's it like with him? Has he ever told you how his background affected him? Can you mention what general part of the country he's in? If not, please ignore that question and my apologies for being too intrusive. I'm just astounded. I didn't see a movie until I was 16 and even then had to really do some major negotiating with my mother. My mom still is opposed to make-up and movies and coloring my hair, etc. A totally different world so I'm really wondering about a lot of things.

> Hmm...I don't know if they would lie over anything major, like a diagnosis to spare your feelings, but I'm pretty sure they make up little stories to make you feel at ease. My previous T was trying to get me to admit to having an eating issue, and he told me clearly fabricated little tales about how
> "when I was really depressed and in college, I would smoke a TON of pot, and listen to Pink Floyd, and eat, like, a WHOLE BAG of oreos....and oh, by the way, do you ever do anything like that?"
> It was pretty transparent and I think it qualifies as lying. He grew up as a Mennonite and didn't even see a film until he was 25, so I was a bit embarassed for him that he thought I'd buy it.




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