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#3160 - 08/05/03 09:04 PM Re: going to therapy
ecb Offline
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Registered: 02/04/03
Posts: 205
That's great news MM.

For me going to a therapist to discuss my SA was one of the scariest moves I have ever made. But it has helped considerable and I am very glad that I did.

I hope it is as rewarding for you.

Eric


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#3161 - 08/05/03 09:23 PM Re: going to therapy
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Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 1983
Loc: Flint, Michigan
That's great MM,

This is more than a small step, it is a big step, and in the right direction. Congratulations.
Mikey's right, you have a gem of a girlfriend there. Take care of yourself and her.

Bill

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Pain is Temporary; Quitting lasts Forever. - Lance Armstrong

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#3162 - 08/08/03 08:34 PM Re: going to therapy
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Registered: 06/18/03
Posts: 3614
Loc: Right here
I am glad you decide to get help. I was most resistant at thought of therapy also, at thought of telling of this in 'real world', and also with language barier, I fear of not saying things right, and that make it harder. I was so much of panic with first appointment, I total block it out of head. Even now, is two weeks after it, I can not tell you of what happened at that first appointment, of what I say, because it is block out of my head. I hope that you have much better time of it than that. I know it will be most difficult, emotionally. But as one friend I meet online tells me, remember that you are boss of therapist. You get to set the boundaries, and get to say 'no' if you want to. That person is one who is to work for you, to help you through this. I wish you luck and I wish you well.

Leosha

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"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."~~~Martin Luther King Jr., 1963

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#3163 - 08/09/03 02:32 AM Re: going to therapy
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Registered: 02/12/03
Posts: 1561
Loc: Pennsylvania
MM - I join the brothers in acknowledging that very brave and powerful reaching out for help (going to therapy). We all know what it takes to get ourselves moving and the anxiety we need to walk through. But we also know that it's worth it, MM. I'm with Dave - think of the whole bunch of us guys walking right into that office with you!! You are not alone!!

Howard \:\)

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