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Re: Having hard time with feeling vulnerable Poet

Posted by Dinah on December 10, 2004, at 22:26:47

In reply to Having hard time with feeling vulnerable, posted by Poet on December 9, 2004, at 21:54:48

I do like Daisy's idea of an emotional mortgage that you pay back when you can. It might make it easier to accept help now.

Your therapist sounds terrific, but that doesn't mean trust is guaranteed to follow. Sometimes it's a very slow process. I had thought it was complete with my therapist, yet I still sometimes surprise myself by trusting more.

I had my therapist sit in the chair next to me today to read the papers I had brought in. Towards the end of the session, he said something that reminded me that this was the first time I didn't feel really uncomfortable with his sitting closer. In the past, it made me feel really really anxious. When he asked if he should move back to his chair, I asked him if he had noticed that I didn't mind his sitting closer when in the past I had, and also asked if he minded. :) So I suppose trust still has room to grown. lol.

It's a process, and you're proceding nicely with it, don't you think? If you look back to where you were a year ago, I'll bet you'll be impressed with how far you come. With any luck you'll feel the same way next year when you look back to now.

I know the urge to hurry all this up and get it over with, but it doesn't seem to work that way. Drat it.

 

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