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terminophobes, unite

Posted by lucie lu on September 3, 2008, at 10:35:10

In reply to Re: My T is back and we met today (long) lucie lu, posted by Dinah on September 2, 2008, at 16:17:07

> Terminophobic. I like that term. :)

We could probably discover quite a powerful voting bloc who would support a candidate running on an anti-termination platform...

> Not that I like the feelings behind it.

No, and I think the anxiety should have a name of its own and maybe go into the DSM-IV. Admittedly they could argue it's an iatrogenic
disorder, but plenty of iatrogenic conditions are listed in Merck and other medical books. We deserve equality.

One time, great under the influence of terminophobic episode, I painted an abstract about termination... it looked like a foreboding path walking straght into the sun, which also looked a bit like an atomic bomb being exploded... subtle, wasn't I?

> I was recently really clingy and tearful about therapy, even though therapy was going pretty well. Daisy pointed out that I had just gone through a period of disruption and anxiety. Like a kid that may have fun at daycare, when Mommy came, I felt safe enough to feel all the things I hadn't really fully allowed myself to feel. Is it possible that since your therapist is home now, you have the safety to feel afraid about his leaving?

Absolutely. As I've now become aware of from all the posts. Spot on.

> I think I'd have been a bit upset about his answer. Silly of me. If my therapist said that even when we aren't meeting regularly we'd still have a relationship, the "still have a relationship" would pass over me and the "aren't meeting regularly" would echo through my brain.

WEll, I admit that both the topic and the words were of my choosing, not his. "Not meeting regularly" was my euphemistic expression. Poor man. We have literally gone over this over and over and over. I can play the tape now in my head. Maybe that's the idea.

Glad to hear you're returning to normal life but sorry that your T will be away later this month. Keep busy and post a lot!





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