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Re: I don't feel the same way 10derHeart

Posted by Dinah on October 17, 2005, at 16:39:20

In reply to Re: I don't feel the same way Dinah, posted by 10derHeart on October 17, 2005, at 13:01:25

Eeek! is right.

Sometimes I feel like screaming Too Much Information! Too Much Information! It's sort of like when I found out (ok, this is embarassing) that you could just pull those tiny screws out of a light switch plate and it would come right off. Good grief! Is the house that flimsy?

So it's sort of funny that that's the exact question he asked.

But it's also kind of heady to be in that "special" client position. I don't *think* (and I certainly hope not) that he's so open with all his clients. And I did encourage his view of me as a caretaker a bit. As a way to stay in touch without being intrusive, I emailed him a lot of helpful information while we were evacuated. Like I found out that he didn't listen to the radio as much as I did, so if I heard an announcement that would particularly apply to him, I'd send it off to him with a self-deprecatory note that he probably already had this, but... And a fair amount of the time he hadn't already heard it, and was appreciative that I told him.

And the whole thing did make me feel special and cared for, really cared for, in a way that never even occurred to me in ten years of relationship.

I can't say I'm blameless in this. Even now, when I sort of want to say "Stop. You're the *therapist*. I'm the *client*." I don't. Saying that would mean losing something, and that something may be all that I have left.




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