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Re: Actually Dinah

Posted by alexandra_k on October 22, 2005, at 14:01:58

In reply to Actually, posted by Dinah on October 22, 2005, at 10:56:08

>I'm pretty darned pleased with myself for handling all the stuff I've been going through better than I ever thought I could.

Thats great.
I think you are doing really well too.

And you have made lots of progress :-)

> T3 was more of a "Well, I wanted sex therapy anyway. Now seems a good time to do it, since I may lose my therapist and it's probably best to have a professional already assigned to me if I do." Not the noblest of motives.

Thats okay though. It could still work out okay.

> Still, perhaps I'm looking for those therapists to be telling me how well I'm doing. Not how poorly I'm choosing my coping strategies.

Acceptance and change... Balancing acceptance and validation of the way things are with change and the prospects of future improvement. Too much focus on the former and sometimes people don't think there is any hope that things will get better, too much focus on the latter can seem invalidating of your current state.

I guess they are trying to give you hope for future improvement :-)

> I think I'm presenting too well. :(

Maybe... You could say something about how you have improved a great deal and you are fairly happy with the way you are coping currently?

I think... You are doing really well
There is always room for improvement
(Life is just like that)




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