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Re: nothing since my last post... peddidle

Posted by TherapyGirl on August 14, 2009, at 19:33:57

In reply to Re: nothing since my last post... TherapyGirl, posted by peddidle on August 14, 2009, at 11:10:26

Yeah, I know what you mean. I'm going to be facing my own challenges there in a few months. I go back and forth on how much contact is enough and what tips over into torture.

What if you told her you really felt the need to keep in contact with her and asked her what she feels she could offer? I know you tried several things, but I can't remember if you gave her the opportunity to say what she is willing or able to do. I told my T last night that once/month is not enough contact the first few months after she retires -- I need some kind of transition. She asked how often and I said no more than 3 weeks between contacts, but some of it could be via email. So maybe come January that won't really work, but for now it feels like we were able to compromise in a way that keeps it from being quite so horrible for me.

I wish I could help you do the same thing with your T.

 

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