05-22-2012, 07:34 PM
Join Date: May 2011
| | Re: does therapy really help??
I'd been to one session as a child during my parent's tough times and well, the experience around that lead me to think the whole thing was bad and to be avoided at all costs.
Fast forward, H had been for himself at some point years ago. I started struggling with some things in my life and he recommended I go speak to the therapist. I resisted but went .....I went expecting to talk about one aspect of my life but when I was in there it ended up being about other things entirely, related to how I felt within my marriage. It was the outlet I needed at the time. Then our relationship stuff really came to a head and we had a few sessions together. I only went a few times, then came away and took time to reflect and read and reflect some more. Going to the therapist in the first place though, helped slow down my thinking and helped give me a different way of considering things - through questions asked and such. Unfortunately my personality can at times be cut and run, and to wing it without a plan..... so for me, just hearing someone to tell me to slow down my thinking was extremely beneficial along with everything else that was revealed through those sessions, particularly with my husband.
The therapist also had the right approach for me. No doubt that is a skill in itself, but still, his style vibed with me.
"Victims; aren't we all" - The Crow