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RE: posting on the psychology board

Posted by Dinah on November 12, 2007, at 10:12:27

In reply to RE: posting on the psychology board RealMe, posted by arora on November 12, 2007, at 8:03:06

> I don't like to post here about it too much, because I feel like I'm trying to get answers from others who are struggling too, and I feel guilty about that... like I'm spreading my poison around even more dragging others down, and that's not fair.

The nice thing about a board like Babble is that at any given time people might be feeling better or worse and can post accordingly. If a topic is too difficult for some people at some time, there is usually someone else around who is comfortable posting about it. And what is inside of you isn't poison. It may be hard to deal with, but it won't poison those around you. (I'm assuming you aren't talking about incivility of course. :) )

> Maybe that's why I just usually post platitudes-

I hope you don't think of what you post as platitudes. Or at least... Sometimes we all post platitudes I guess, because platitudes are platitudes for a reason. We don't have all that many words to express sympathy or compassion or empathy. And how bad can it be to feel those things for another and reach out to that person to say so? Even when words seem inadequate or hard to find.

> I hated therapy, actually. So frustrating... I did so want to get somewhere, and she just seemed to not have a clue how to go about it, and was really vague. I gave up after 6 months... I'd have been better off buying a couple of crystals and some St.John's Wort, to be honest. :-}

That is very unfortunate, and too common I fear. I guess when you think of it, since fit is sooo important to therapy and since there are so many therapists who are very very different, it is more lucky than usual to stumble into a good relationship in the first try. I did, but it was pure dumb luck. I do understand the financial constraints that can make trying over again difficult.




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