Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 501685

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Wouldn't it be funny

Posted by happyflower on May 23, 2005, at 11:29:13

Wouldn't it be funny if we found out we had the same T? Sometimes when I read about other T's, it sounds like mine! My T's first name is David.. Anyone have a T with the 1st name David who lives in the midwest?

 

Nope. You're safe with me. (nm)

Posted by Dinah on May 23, 2005, at 11:35:54

In reply to Wouldn't it be funny, posted by happyflower on May 23, 2005, at 11:29:13

 

Re: Wouldn't it be funny happyflower

Posted by messadivoce on May 23, 2005, at 11:49:22

In reply to Wouldn't it be funny, posted by happyflower on May 23, 2005, at 11:29:13

Mine was named David too!! But I'm on the West Coast.

 

Re: Wouldn't it be funny

Posted by sunny10 on May 23, 2005, at 12:48:25

In reply to Re: Wouldn't it be funny happyflower, posted by messadivoce on May 23, 2005, at 11:49:22

one of my old pdocs was a David...but I'm on the East Coast.

 

Re: Wouldn't it be funny

Posted by Jazzed on May 23, 2005, at 13:43:14

In reply to Wouldn't it be funny, posted by happyflower on May 23, 2005, at 11:29:13

> Wouldn't it be funny if we found out we had the same T? Sometimes when I read about other T's, it sounds like mine! My T's first name is David.. Anyone have a T with the 1st name David who lives in the midwest?


Yep, and I'd love it if we could get referrals to good ones in our area from others on the forum.

Jazz

 

Re: Wouldn't it be funny happyflower

Posted by Tamar on May 23, 2005, at 13:59:32

In reply to Wouldn't it be funny, posted by happyflower on May 23, 2005, at 11:29:13

> Wouldn't it be funny if we found out we had the same T? Sometimes when I read about other T's, it sounds like mine! My T's first name is David.. Anyone have a T with the 1st name David who lives in the midwest?

That would be quite hilarious! I never thought of that! Mine isn't called David and doesn't live in the midwest, so he's not your T. Hmmm... I suspect if someone else on Babble were seeing my therapist I'd be wildly jealous! Maybe it's better if I don't know. Funny that David is such a common T name, though.

 

Re: Wouldn't it be funny

Posted by Daisym on May 23, 2005, at 14:43:48

In reply to Re: Wouldn't it be funny happyflower, posted by Tamar on May 23, 2005, at 13:59:32

You know, I've thought about what it would mean if my therapist started to read here...he knows I "chat" but I don't think he knows where...but I never, ever, thought about another one of his clients posting here.

But hey wait...he doesn't have any other clients, right?

*sigh* Now I have another thing to worry about.

 

Re: Wouldn't it be funny

Posted by happyflower on May 23, 2005, at 16:00:00

In reply to Re: Wouldn't it be funny, posted by Daisym on May 23, 2005, at 14:43:48

> You know, I've thought about what it would mean if my therapist started to read here...he knows I "chat" but I don't think he knows where...but I never, ever, thought about another one of his clients posting here.
>
I am concerned my T is reading the boards, and I have never told him about this website. A wierd thing happened last session. Remember last week when I was asking what could be wrong with him because he was sitting with a pillow and seemed to have to use the restroom before and right after my session. Well this last session, he didn't use the restroom before, and after mentioning to him that I thought he looked "like hell" near the end, he said well I need to use the restroom because he drank this big cup of pop. But he had a funny look on his face. So maybe he is reading these boards or someone else asked him about his problem. I think I need to get a life. lol

 

Re: Wouldn't it be funny Daisym

Posted by Dinah on May 23, 2005, at 16:57:49

In reply to Re: Wouldn't it be funny, posted by Daisym on May 23, 2005, at 14:43:48

lol. I'd never thought of myself as being jealous of my therapist's other clients. I'm actually quite interested and peer down the hall to see who is leaving, or who is waiting.

I guess it's because I'm the only me he sees.

But I was telling him the other day about a client who had seen her therapist until her death and left him a sizeable amount in her will. And he said "I need a client like that." When I complained I didn't have a fortune, he lamely added that he didn't mean me. And I said "Well, I don't want it to be anyone else!!!". I can't figure out if that's because he might then retire and be unavailable to me, or if I'm jealous of this imaginary client who would be able to take better care of him than I can.

Those issues just crop up over and over and over again, don't they?

 

Re: Wouldn't it be funny Dinah

Posted by pinkeye on May 23, 2005, at 18:10:13

In reply to Re: Wouldn't it be funny Daisym, posted by Dinah on May 23, 2005, at 16:57:49

I used to be very possessive of my ex T as well.. not about all the other clients - I didn't mind men, children and older woman. But any woman my age, I think I would have been so damn insecure. Even now, thinking he might have treated other women just like he treated me makes me feel so very jealous.

I don't know how therapist's wives are able to live with knowing that there are so many women who intimately share everything with their husbands. I would never be able to bear that.

 

Re: Wouldn't it be funny Daisym

Posted by pegasus on May 23, 2005, at 18:17:30

In reply to Re: Wouldn't it be funny, posted by Daisym on May 23, 2005, at 14:43:48

Daisy I think you're safe. If your T has another client on babble, then that client never writes about him. Your T is clearly in his own league compared to the rest of our Ts.

pegasus

 

Re: Wouldn't it be funny Dinah

Posted by pegasus on May 23, 2005, at 18:20:29

In reply to Re: Wouldn't it be funny Daisym, posted by Dinah on May 23, 2005, at 16:57:49

I look for the preceding and following clients also! My ex-T had this one client that often went before me, and we were kind of friendly, saying "hi" and all in the waiting room. But he was the only other client that would even look at me. Which I totally understand.

My new T schedules sessions for 60 minutes, with 15 minutes between, so I never see anyone before or after, darn it. I guess I could show up really early or late . . . naw

pegasus

 

Re: Wouldn't it be funny Dinah

Posted by Daisym on May 23, 2005, at 20:48:35

In reply to Re: Wouldn't it be funny Daisym, posted by Dinah on May 23, 2005, at 16:57:49

I told my therapist that I needed to win the lottery as a way out of some stressful work budget problems. And that if I did, I could then hire him as "my own private, personal therapist."

He smiled and said, "but I am your own private, personal therapist." :)

 

Ok, he is definitely the best. Daisym

Posted by Dinah on May 23, 2005, at 20:55:25

In reply to Re: Wouldn't it be funny Dinah, posted by Daisym on May 23, 2005, at 20:48:35

My therapist asked me to print out posts that show why we want our therapists to go to a seminar run by your therapist. This'll go on the pile.

 

Re: Wouldn't it be funny

Posted by annierose on May 23, 2005, at 22:25:05

In reply to Re: Wouldn't it be funny Dinah, posted by pegasus on May 23, 2005, at 18:20:29

I have checked out her prior clients too. I usually see them in the hallway. I'll rarely be able to see the "after" client.

Anyway, this one girl (and I was way cuter BTW) I would say "hi" "hello" to every Tuesday. She seemed to be slightly annoyed. And after a month or so of these "social greetings" I noticed she would come to her appointment early, and ring the buzzer to announce her arrival. That way, she avoided me AND interrupts my session. Pretty clever. Well, beginning in 2 weeks, I'm moving that session time due to babysitting issues.

Do you think she'll miss me???

On the other hand, once I'm in the room, I do feel my T is 100% with me 99% of the time. In fact, I feel selfish. For all I know, she's having a really really bad day, and here I go complaining about something trival. She told me, "that's our agreement. My time is all about you." God, I hate that sometimes.

 

The other clients

Posted by littleone on May 24, 2005, at 15:46:19

In reply to Re: Wouldn't it be funny, posted by annierose on May 23, 2005, at 22:25:05

My T's office leads straight out from the waiting room, so whenever you enter/leave you see everyone in the waiting room. Except I don't, I just see the carpet.

But I usually arrive at my T's pretty early and at one stage, there was a client that drew my attention because at each visit she used to walk out of my T's office part way through the session. I never figured out if she went to the ladies or if she just had to collect herself or something, but after a few minutes, she'd go back in.

Anyway, Borders is my safe haven and I am there a lot - especially when things are bad for me.

So one day I'm at Borders and looking at a particular group of books and there were a few people beside me. One of them moved and I looked up and it was THE OTHER CLIENT.

I freaked out so badly. I literally jumped back then raced behind another bookcase. Even if she hadn't have noticed me before, she would have then.

And the weird thing is that I haven't seen her since. I mentioned it all to my T, but I don't know if she terminated or moved her days around or what. I'm just glad I don't see her anymore.

Other clients - shudder shudder

 

Re: The other clients littleone

Posted by Daisym on May 24, 2005, at 18:29:30

In reply to The other clients, posted by littleone on May 24, 2005, at 15:46:19

You made me laugh. Thank you for that.
:)


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