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Re: Stupid about vacations

Posted by Dinah on November 9, 2006, at 9:11:09

In reply to Re: Stupid about vacations Daisym, posted by toojane on November 9, 2006, at 7:56:30

I think toojane has a very good point. It would be odd indeed if you weren't going to miss a supportive presence in your life who you see so often.

If they don't understand it, perhaps they either don't grasp the sort of relationship you've built, or they might not grasp individual therapy at all, or at least not long term individual therapy.

Plus, and this is a point I argue more with my therapist when I'm angry with him about his other jobs than when he's going on vacation, if he and you didn't think it was important and healthy for you to see him four times a week, you wouldn't be seeing him four times a week. So how can it be suddenly ok for you to only see him in two weeks just because he's away? It's ok for him to go on vacation, but it's also ok to say it's less than an ideal situation for you, since you do best with four times a week therapy.

It would be like being on a daily medication and suddenly deciding to go off it for two weeks and thinking it won't hurt to do so. Sometimes it might be necessary for one reason or another. But it's useless to pretend it doesn't matter, or that it's good for you.

 

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