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#58961 - 11/25/05 06:21 PM Celebration: end of therapy
Caetel Offline
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Registered: 11/05/03
Posts: 322
Loc: Paris, France
Dear friends
I just wanted to share the news: today my therapist told me we were reaching the last session after 3 years of intense work. This has been a very emotional day and I wanted to give special thanks to all the malesurvivors here and partners who have been so supportive of me while struggling with co dependency. Thank you for helping me be a better partner, thank you for teaching me how to communicate in a healthier way. Most of all, thank you for supporting me in tough times (especially when I pressed charges against my father).
Special thanks to Theo, Kolisha, Crisis Point, Lloydy.
I feel there are still areas I need to work on (intimacy/ sexual issues)but today I am able to recognize dysfunctional patterns and behaviours, I am able de stand up against people who want to hurt me and I am able to nurture of myself, not feel guilty when I want to relax or please myself. I have projects: getting a new job better paid, enjoy my internships in dance therapy and the best of them is to attend the conference in Philadelphia next year and possibly run a workshop there.
I want to tell you guys that therapy is worth it, despite all the pains and hurt when connecting with the emotions of the abuse, the powerlessness, the rage...I am free, alive and beautiful \:\)
I believe that love is stronger than hate. My abuser did not destroy me, he gave me the possibility to discover where violence lies and what love is capable of.
Finally, I want to send my love and thanks to V. who has taught me so much, who has loved me when I was a wreck, who has destroyed my armor and who has pushed me to heal my soul. I love you.
Much love and blessings to all
Caro

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#58962 - 11/25/05 07:20 PM Re: Celebration: end of therapy
Born to Resist Offline
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Registered: 09/30/05
Posts: 269
Loc: Southern California, USA
Congratulations Caetel!!


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#58963 - 11/25/05 08:29 PM Re: Celebration: end of therapy
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Caetel. Good for you. As someone said in the movies; "May the Force by with YOU"

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#58964 - 11/25/05 10:19 PM Re: Celebration: end of therapy
roadrunner Offline
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA
Caro,

That's great news. It's wonderful for the rest of us to see that all the hard work does pay off.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#58965 - 11/26/05 01:26 AM Re: Celebration: end of therapy
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
Caro
that's great news, I wish you well in all your future plans.

I'm sure you'll agree that we can learn so many things about ourselves as we go through healing from trauma. It might not be the ideal reason to learn, but learn we do. Somehow we come to a decision that we can't carry on as we are so we have to change, and to do that we have to learn new things. Scary stuff, but we do it.

We also learn from each other, and your contributions to myself and everyone else here at MS have been wonderful, you have compassion and understanding, you care.

I sincerly hope you stick around, you have so much to share.

Thanks
Dave

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#58966 - 11/26/05 01:17 PM Re: Celebration: end of therapy
TRACYUK Offline
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Registered: 09/23/05
Posts: 178
Caro

Thankyou for putting that post in Friends and family. What a wondeful wonderful inspiration you are.
Congratulations!!!

All the very best to you

Lots of love

Tracy


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#58967 - 11/27/05 01:19 AM Re: Celebration: end of therapy
Trish4850 Offline
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Registered: 10/15/05
Posts: 3280
Loc: New Jersey
Caro,

WhoooooooHooooooooooo!

ROCK ON......Trish

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