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therapist uses the L word

Posted by lucy stone on July 14, 2004, at 13:15:49

I have had a rough couple of days in my analysis. I have an ongoing fantasy that I often try to play out in real life, especially the part of my real life that includes my analyst. I made another attempt at it yesterday and it blew up in my face like it always does. I might post about this issue if I decide I want to share. Anyway, part of the fantasy revolves around being in distress and getting comforted. It feeds a hunger in me that we explore in great lengths. He said today that this issue interferes in my ability to receive and give love. After he said that I asked him if he loved me, and he replied "yes, I think I do." I said that I loved him, but I have said that several times before. I believe that he has feelings for me, and that those feelings might be described as love. He and I are not talking about sexual love, or familial love, of friend-type love, but the love that therapists and patients can feel for each other. I know that knowledge is important to me but I'm not sure exactly why or how at this point. I am glad I know, though.

Lucy

 

Re: :-) lucy stone

Posted by Dinah on July 14, 2004, at 15:59:49

In reply to therapist uses the L word, posted by lucy stone on July 14, 2004, at 13:15:49

What a wonderful experience that must have been. Thank you for sharing it with us.

(And I know *exactly* what you and your therapist mean by love.)

 

Re: therapist uses the L word lucy stone

Posted by Poet on July 14, 2004, at 17:41:20

In reply to therapist uses the L word, posted by lucy stone on July 14, 2004, at 13:15:49

I know what that kind of love means, too. My therapist tells me that she genuinely cares about me and there is a connection between us. I'm glad your analyst shared the mutual feeling with you.

Poet


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