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I couldn't pick my parents, but my therapists...?

Posted by floatingbridge on September 15, 2011, at 0:09:46

As I continue separating from a harmful 'therapeutic' relationship, the obvious realization just occurred today.

'We' had recreated my dad.

I had not seen how irrational a thinker my ex-doc/T could be. However, I think that's why I picked him.

While the details are ugly, the gloss is that my ex proved incapable of remaining a steady rational source for me.

When I flailed, he became hysterical. When I gathered independence, he became controlling, judgemental, and disapproving. Was he threatened? I didn't mean to. There is little joy in that idea for me. His very last control seemed to be the withholding of medication, communication, and now my records.

Somehow, my father and I grew beyond this immature relationship. (Well, yes, it took a few decades.)

When I go to my new pdoc's office, I pass the freeway exit for my old pdoc/T. Today, I found myself quietly extending my middle finger at his exit, down low below the dashboard. It was the enervated gesture of a bored, irritated teenager.

Oh well. What can I say? It's like, that old joke, a funny thing happened to me along the way in therapy.....

I dig a pony.




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