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Re: by the way... Estella

Posted by henrietta on May 14, 2006, at 8:19:56

In reply to Re: by the way..., posted by Estella on May 14, 2006, at 2:44:05

First of all, this is very, very good news, Estella! I'm so happy that you've found a therapist you think you can work with.
And second. No, it's not abnormal. She may have been surprised at the extent of your self-knowledge, your willingness to examine yourself and to reveal so honestly to her, especially so early on in the relationship. I think many people lash out when hurting, but I also think many people can't admit it to themselves or others. The fact that you were honest with yourself and with her, and the fact that you're already accustomed to vigorous self-examination must signal to her that you're an excellent therapy candidate, one with great potential for growth, for progress toward a greater sense of well-being.
I hope, too, that in the course of therapy you come to a see that you may exaggerate the amount of hurt you cause others. You probably hurt yourself much more deeply than you hurt other people when you think you're "lashing out".....Just my sense of you.
Good vibes, good wishes, and ((((Estella)))
hugs coming your way from,
hen

 

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