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Re: I want my therapist to be less careful Phillipa

Posted by Dinah on January 22, 2009, at 13:09:27

In reply to Re: I want my therapist to be less careful Dinah, posted by Phillipa on January 22, 2009, at 12:57:08

Well, I don't want to leave anyone with the wrong impression. My therapist is awfully stubborn and insistent in holding his positions. He doesn't let me totally bully him and he never lies. I just think that it would be good, at this point, if he felt free-er to talk to me without being so careful to avoid certain words or phrases. Or to talk about aspects of things that he believes about me but chooses not to talk to me about. Even if he still chooses to lead me to the conclusion he wishes me to have, rather than tell me.

I think you're right. It probably is true a whole lot of the time. It's just that I never know what will work with him. He and I argued for a very long time because he picked up his cell phone when it vibrated to look to see who called. He thought it was unreasonable of me to object. But one day I phrased it in terms of being disrespectful, he had an "ah-hah" moment, and quit looking. Now if I could just get him to move the darn thing to a soft surface so it doesn't vibrate across hard wood.

I wish I could clone him and ship one of him to you. :) He's not perfect, and he's not into brilliant interpretations, but he is very very good at what he does well.

 

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