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#9151 - 10/01/02 07:24 PM IF YOU ARE GOING TO HELP ME.......
Lloydy Offline
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Registered: 04/17/02
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Loc: England Shropshire
IF YOU ARE GOING TO HELP ME.......
Please be patient while I decide if I can trust you.

Let me tell you my story. The whole story. In my own way.

Please accept that whatever I may have done and whatever I may do, it is the best I have to offer and seemed right at the time.

I am not "A" person. I am "THIS" person, unique and special.

Don't judge me as right or wrong, bad or good. I am what I am and that is all I have got.

Don't assume that your knowledge about me is more accurate than mine. You only know what I have told you, and that's only part of me.

Don't ever think that you know what I should do, you don't. I may be confused, but I am still the expert about me.

Don't place me in a position of living up to your expectations. I have enough trouble with my own.

Please hear my feelings, not just my words - accept all of them. If you can't, how can I ?

Don't save me. I can do it myself. I knew enough to ask for your help didn't I ? Help me to better myself.

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I just started a counselling course and the first thing we were given was this, and I liked it a lot.
A good "contract" between the counsellor and client ?

Lloydy

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#9152 - 10/01/02 10:11 PM Re: IF YOU ARE GOING TO HELP ME.......
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Lloydy

This is very good. I think it could be read to ourselves as well because some of these things we often forget as survivors.

Anyway, I grabbed it and posted it on my site as well. It is just such a powerful piece.

Don

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#9153 - 10/02/02 01:09 PM Re: IF YOU ARE GOING TO HELP ME.......
Lloydy Offline
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Don
it stunned me as a survivor, it's all the things I wanted to say to everyone around me.
Especially the last one.
Maybe I said them in my own way ?

But it made me think about the relationships we have with our little band of helpers.
Lloydy

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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
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