I don’t know that I will return to therapy weekly. However, having a session to discuss my new path was very comforting. So much has happened in my life in the past year. Those changes honestly have me a bit off-kilter. Change is a part of life, but so much in a short period can be stressful. That is where I am now. It’s also why I felt compelled to talk to my therapist again this past Thursday.
A part of my past 46 sessions of therapy involved me unraveling a lot of the things that were impeding my success in developing and cultivating strong, healthy romantic relationships. So we did a lot of work on that in the past. That work placed me in a position to open myself in a way that I had never done in past relationships.
When we closed out my last session, I was about to throw myself in the relationship/finding love pond for the first time in a long time. I hadn’t been in a relationship in a long time. That was primarily due to people annoying me and my unwillingness to deal with personalities. However, after going to therapy and really digging into some of these issues, I discovered it was much deeper than that.
Fast forward, a few weeks after my last session, I met someone. They were a part of the conversation in therapy upon my return to a new session. I voiced some challenges I was having, and my therapist offered some food for thought.
Overall, the session was great, and It was wonderful talking to her once more. I know you’re probably asking yourself, WHY go back to therapy? Well, life can come at your fast, and you have to deal. Guess what I don’t have all the answers. No one has all the answers. Guess what again? That’s OK because we don’t have to have all the answers. Sometimes we need outside help to give us the tools to find the right path. Guess what? That is perfectly OK.
I look at therapy similarly as I would look at any professional care. I recently got some dental work done. I hate the dentist. However, having a healthy mouth is very important. BECAUSE not having that is unhealthy and kinda gross. So, would I fill my own teeth or perform a root canal in myself? Of course not. Similarly, If I were having a challenge in an area that a therapist would help with, why THEN would I think myself capable of handling issues that therapists are best left to assist me with professionally? I am simply NOT capable. That’s why I speak to a therapist. I schedule sessions instead of trying to tackle things that fall outside of my scope of knowledge.
Let’s normalize talking to therapists, just as it’s common to go to professionals when we need medical or dental care. It’s not only OK to speak to a therapist, but it’s the healthiest thing you can do for yourself.
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