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Re: Power differences, yeah right happyflower

Posted by Susan47 on June 12, 2005, at 14:29:09

In reply to Power differences, yeah right, posted by happyflower on June 11, 2005, at 18:04:54

Oh, your post made me laugh, the image of having the power reversal like that, with the T on his knees begging for more .. what fun! I love it. And the thing about it is, I would be dressed in heels and stockings and garters and loving every minute of it ... Hah! Oh, yes. I have those fantasies too ... and I believe, I really do, that they're no smarter or more stable or anything else, than most of us. But they are interested in the psyche. And that's just so incredibly sexy, to be interested like that; therapists really have the advantage in the therapeutic relationship, partly because they know more about what they're hearing and observing in the room than we do .. a therapist also has the advantage because, no matter how bright or observant or educated he is, or how well he actually does his job in there, just be virtue of his position he is opening you up to yourself.. he's the tool you're using, and a tool can do both good and harm. Witness the carpenter hammering his thumb instead of the nail, the guy on the saw who cuts off his fingers .. they do have the advantage because of the tools they have access to. And they also have the ability to mis-use their tools. But in this case, it isn't their own fingers they're cutting off, it's their client's. But, I don't know how often that actually happens.
And therapists are sexy to a lot of people, because I think they're seen as a bit fearless, you know .. but I don't necessarily think that's true all the time.
I've been doing some reading, you know, and I have a couple of questions, I'm going to post them on social I suppose, because they're really that kind of question they don't belong here. But I wonder if anyone will reply, people don't like me much here lately, I guess that has to be okay with me, but I know I've been selfish and some might say harsh, and rude too. Sigh. Do you ever wish you were a bit more gentle, and loving? Balanced, I guess.


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