I had an appointment with my therapist today.
For 4 months now, about once every 3 weeks, I have been “debriefing” an abusive relationship (not a romantic relationship) with a psychologist. Thankfully I am on the far side of the issues now which is a great relief and the process of rebuilding my life, hopes, dreams and expectations is well and truly under way.
Because there has been so much emotional tangle to undo it has been really useful having someone to talk things through with and help make sense of what I am feeling. In fact, lately, now that the relationship is severed and the initial upheaval is over, I have really only consulted her to make sure my reactions and my feelings, when things come up, are healthy rather than coloured by the damaged parts of me.
So between this blog and therapy I am feeling pretty bl**dy good and the damaged areas are getting smaller by the day. Tell you what, I don’t know know how people get through life without God. I think I would be whimpering in a soft dark room somewhere without him!
Instead, I am taking more ground than should be legal …
You gotta be happy with that.
Wonderful to hear that the visits to the psychologist are a great help. I know my visits to the psychiatrist during a depression episode were extremely benefifical.
Hi there…I just stumbled upon your site and am enjoying checking it out. Kudos to you for being candid about seeing a therapist. I don’t think that there’s a person in the world who couldn’t benefit from seeing a godly therapist. Now if only more Christians would be open about it, perhaps it would lose some of its stigma in Christian circles.