Originally Posted by Mari
I remember how I terminated with my first therapist of eight years.
He and I made a six month follow up appointment.
During those six months I had started the new job and met hubby. My life was different.
Stuff that the tdoc and I had been talking about for years seemed to have settled down enough not to need talking. And during the session we did not have enough time or interest in starting deep talk about new stuff.
this makes sense.
I am relieved that your appointment went reasonably well. Perhaps you feel unsettled still but are in much less turmoil that you were.
My appointment went extraordinarily
well. It was draining because a lot went into it. However, a lot came out of it too. A lot of good. I am not the least bit unsettled with regard to pdoc. He is like my 2nd pdoc right now in a way because anything goes wrong I still have him. Which is very reassuring.
Were it only for the phone incident leaving would no longer be a consideration. Certainly, if he lived 20 mins away from my house like the center, and i could pay him, i wouldn't want to leave, let's put it that way.
A small doubt i have is a problem with attachment. Sometimes I do not move on or out of situations because i have become too attached. Oddly though, while this situation was stagnant for a while or dispersive as we dealt with day to day, recently we have been more productive. So i do feel a loss both in the regularity of presence of this person, as well as in the work we have been doing which i hope the new counselor might be receptive to.
however re the session ... could not have imagined it going any better than it did. so no worries there at least.
~ waves ~ who is taking off... spent again today after a session with "Dr. Now" (new pdoc) ... be back when i can