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Re: Pdoc/Real Me asked why I wouldn't shake hands abov antigua3

Posted by seldomseen on October 25, 2007, at 17:03:21

In reply to Pdoc/Real Me asked why I wouldn't shake hands abov, posted by antigua3 on October 23, 2007, at 16:08:58

Sounds like your pdoc has some issues of his own that he needs to work on. You may be right, and he just isn't the right fit for you. But he sounds like he challenges you, and that, IMO, is not the worst thing in the world, it just might not be the right time in your recovery for that to happen.

As far as trivializing the stress you are under, it may be that that you are handling it well. I've told my T that I wanted to commit suicide, to which he responded "You won't". I've also told him that I was just about to buckle from all the stress from work etc... and he has said "You won't".

At first I was pretty put off and like "thanks for the sympathy big guy", but in a very real way he was acknowledging my strength. The only time we really were at odds was when he told me to "suck it up". And now I will admit he was right and, in fact, that was exactly what I needed to do (God I hate him so much sometimes - he's always right ;)

As far as not dealing with the past... I'm not sure that is a therapeutically sound approach (unless he is a cognitive practioner). Clearly the past can not be ignored, but IMO he is right in that it doesn't have to rule the day.

Take good care of yourself while you sort this out.





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