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Re: Comfy cozy Dinah

Posted by Racer on July 11, 2007, at 23:09:24

In reply to Re: Comfy cozy Poet, posted by Dinah on July 11, 2007, at 1:07:39

> > The rare times that my therapist emailed me, he always signed with both his first and last names, and it always bugged me. Like I know that many [T's first name] writing from [T's email address]?
>
> Geesh.

Actually, that sounds like a phenomenon I experience with a lot of doctors -- I have trouble with addressing them as "Dr So'N'So," when they do not address me as "Mrs X." I have so much trouble with trying to "win approval" from perceived authority figures, which I'm trying hard to work on, so I am very aware of the name thing. For several years now, I've avoided calling any doctor "Dr Whatever."

If I were a in your T's shoes -- which would be too big for me, since I have little feet -- I might do that to try to even the intimacy issues, if that makes sense. I wouldn't want to sign with just my first name, if that felt too intimate and personal, but I wouldn't want to sound so impersonal as to write "Dr X," either. And I might end up writing my full name...

But, that is only one guess...


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