Sunday, November 4, 2007

Breaking Up (With Your Therapist) Is Hard To Do


Here's the thing. I have been in therapy for a very long time. Okay, relatively long. Like three years. I can't even remember why I would have even started going back then since I had my dream job, a sexy boyfriend, had just dropped forty pounds and fit into my skinny jeans and had a Louis Vuitton bag that even though it was fake, looked very real. But I digress, two years ago, things GOT HAIRY as many of you know. All things mentioned above (except for the Louis Vuitton bag which could be yours for the low, low price of $50 dollars) went away. So I plucked down on the therapist's flowery couch and went to work. For two years. Sometimes one a week, sometimes twice. I talked and I talked and I talked and I talked. And now, I am done talking.

I'm kind of like the guy that lost interest months ago but has just been hanging around because I don't know how to get out. My last few sessions, I just acted like I had nothing to talk about and hoped that SHE WOULD INITIATE THE BREAK-UP. But nooooo. She's not having it. She is just that into me. Now I'm trying another classic GUY MOVE. I'm going to act really busy. It's just too impossible to get together. Hopefully she will become frustrated, disappointed by my lack of commitment and I can just fade away. Guys are so smart.

Why can't I be honest? I don't know. I would explore that in Thursday's session but unfortunately, I'm canceling tonight on voice mail when I know she won't be around to answer her phone.
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4 comments:

Amy said...

My therapist is my "drug dealer" and FP and for a while I was avoiding proper sessions by going in for something else and getting a 'script written for my Effexor. Bad bad me!

I'm trying to become the good patient. I think that they know more then they let on and your therapist is gonna make you say it and end the relationship. Maybe you just need a break from each other.

This is a great blog. Thank you for have the guts to do what I can't (but want to). I hide my depression from most.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I felt the same way years ago and did the voicemail break up thing. Keep writing! I love it.

djwade said...

The Therapist was waiting for you to realize that you didn't need him/her.

They can't tell you that you are ready to go on without them because until you do it, you aren't.

adventure grrl said...

Welcome, you guys! I love your comments.