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Re: Do you care how your T spends money? backseatdriver

Posted by Dinah on August 23, 2009, at 11:26:50

In reply to Do you care how your T spends money?, posted by backseatdriver on August 23, 2009, at 11:21:57

> Hey Babblers --
>
> Is your T a conspicuous consumer? Would you care if he or she was?

Yes. I find it kind of endearing.

> If you learned that your T was funneling money -- earned from sessions with patients, including you -- to a cause or organization that violates, for instance, human rights conventions, would you leave your T?

I don't see how I'd find out, but no, it would never occur to me. I pay him to be my therapist. As long as he does his job, it's not my business how he spends his money, any more than it's my employer's business how I spend mine.

I'd like to hope I'd never be in a position to learn that, since it's my session and it ought not be concentrating on what causes he supports. If I found out that he supported a cause that I find distasteful, it might affect how I feel about him. But how much would not be a factor of whether or not he contributed money I paid him for services rendered.

 

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