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Re: anyone taken a break?

Posted by Rigby on August 13, 2008, at 12:18:34

In reply to anyone taken a break?, posted by wishingstar on August 12, 2008, at 17:02:02

It's such a fine line--figuring out if hurting in therapy is productive or not. You feel like it's hard to get a true answer anywhere because the person you're supposed to really trust, the one that you're baring your soul to, the one you want to feel would give you the "answers" and the best advise is the source of the questioning.

I took some breaks while in therapy. I stopped for a year and a half, went back a few times recently but do not consider myself super enmeshed in that therapeutic relationship. Nor do I think I want to go there again. But I must say, I had to brute force get out of there because you can get very addicted to the dynamic even when, objectively, the issues you came in for have either resolved or have dramatically been diminished.

So giving yourself a break for whatever period of time is never a bad idea, I don't think, unless it, for some reason would be deemed life threatening if you are in the middle of a crisis.

Hope this helps a bit.

> Has anyone ever chosen to take a several week break from therapy? I dont have an appt next week (again) since T filled up time (and entire day) I usually see her and doesnt have an openings. I usually go on Mondays. Rather than going back a week and half from now (earliest possible), I'm thinking of waiting maybe 2-3 weeks more to give myself about 3-4 week break. I'm feeling frustrated with her and hurt.. not just because of the scheduling thing, but that didnt help. I'm really just wanting a break to distance myself, find myself, function without the ongoing drama of therapy for a bit and see where I fall. Therapy hurts more than it helps right now. It's true that I probably havent been direct enough about that.. she knows I'm somewhat frustrated but probably doesnt realize some of it.. but I just am out of strength. I'm out of energy to keep fighting it when there's little or no positive effect right now. Has anyone ever done this? Any thoughts?




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