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Re: My sessions this week ***maybe trigger***LONG Annierose

Posted by gardenergirl on October 8, 2005, at 17:28:40

In reply to Re: My sessions this week ***maybe trigger***LONG antigua, posted by Annierose on October 7, 2005, at 16:35:21

Antigua,
I have similar feelings of longing to be held by a loving father figure. I tend to muddle up relationships with male authority figures with all the "dad" stuff I carry around--essentially the experience and memories of doing everything I could think of to "earn" his love and attention and always "failing".

It's such a deep-rooted, primitive longing. And it's one that doesn't seem like it can ever be filled to satisfaction. My T and I have recently been talking about how it's something to be grieved, and also that marriage is about the closest thing I will ever find to this. And of course I love my husband dearly, but he doesn't feel as emotionally available as I would like or that I need to try to fill that void.

It's so hard.

And I think I can understand a bit about how you have trouble connecting the daytime father with the nighttime father. It sounds like a very adaptive thing to do.

I'm sorry you're struggling right now. I hope that this rough patch in therapy smoothes out and you still find it helpful.

(((antigua)))

gg

 

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