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    Re: My ongoing therapy dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by gooblax View Post
    Haha all good. I could swap to "psych" (being the long-term guy) and "counsellor" (new guy)?
    That sounds like a better option. Or "psych" and "EAP" if the counselor is EAP.

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    Re: My ongoing therapy dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryQ View Post
    I wish I could comment but I'm tired and I'm still dizzy from all the M & M's gave me the munchies. Honestly all I caught was you getting shafted with that extra fee. (Of course doesn't help that I had to deal with 2 morons today... and that story's not over yet)

    I just hope things keep moving forward for you.
    M&Ms would be good! Does Canada have the peanut butter M&Ms? We don't get them here - just regular, peanut, crispy, mini, or the occasional promotional flavours. Next time I go to the US I'll probably bring back half a suitcase full of the peanut butter ones, plus butterfingers.

    The fee I was charged this time is back to the same value as when I started with him almost 2 years ago. So it's annoying but not terrible. I guess I'll see if I have the guts to bring it up when I next see him to find out what the deal is.

    Good luck dealing with the morons

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    thanks, just posted the bonus. and if you remember posts regarding my total lack of any form of artistic drawing talents. I was actually blown away when she sent me the scanned form.

    I'm not an M &M or candy person just all the M's and H's made me think of them. And I haven't slept in over 24 hours so the brain not working well on decoding cryptic messages
    ​"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." ~ Walter Winchell

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    Re: My ongoing therapy dilemma

    Counsellor has a 'scratchy voice' today and called (then messaged when I didn't see the call) to let me know in case I wanted to swap to phone/video, reschedule, or still come in. I was just about to leave when I grabbed my phone and saw.

    I've picked video so I'll see how that goes today. At least I can change into some shorts rather than the longer pants, get my laundry done, and maybe go get groceries before the session now.

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    Succeeded with the laundry (but lost a sock! ), only wrote a grocery list.

    Video with counsellor was as laggy as the last time so I'll try not to do that again. It's just difficult when he's saying something, video freezes, then audio cuts out for a bit before cutting back in, then I have to try and go on as if I heard the whole thing. I don't know whose end that problem is on. Also his computer froze about 15mins in and he had to restart but he made up the time for that.

    The session aftermath isn't as bad as last time. Still dug up some "not real problems, don't deserve help" stuff but not on such a large scale. Just barely managed to book another session with him, knowing that if I didn't then I'd likely come up with ideas about how I can't ever contact him again.

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    Re: My ongoing therapy dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by gooblax View Post
    Succeeded with the laundry (but lost a sock! )
    Post it on social media as a runaway. Make sure to include a recent photo and a description of age, height, and approximate weight, and what the sock was wearing when last seen. It's also helpful to mention any specific areas or towns the sock was known to frequent.

    I see those all the time of Facebook and a lot of them turn up safe and sound with a couple of days.

    Something like this only with your sock:

    have yo seen this cat.png

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    Re: My ongoing therapy dilemma

    Quote Originally Posted by gooblax View Post
    Succeeded with the laundry (but lost a sock! ), only wrote a grocery list.

    Video with counsellor was as laggy as the last time so I'll try not to do that again. It's just difficult when he's saying something, video freezes, then audio cuts out for a bit before cutting back in, then I have to try and go on as if I heard the whole thing. I don't know whose end that problem is on. Also his computer froze about 15mins in and he had to restart but he made up the time for that.

    The session aftermath isn't as bad as last time. Still dug up some "not real problems, don't deserve help" stuff but not on such a large scale. Just barely managed to book another session with him, knowing that if I didn't then I'd likely come up with ideas about how I can't ever contact him again.
    That's not fun. Reminds me of my last phone appointment with doc which was a special one for my increased panic attacks and anger issues. well as he calls it just rings and call drops as I try to answer. to keep it short Bell had cell problems all morn. So Lost cause.

    For your sock. "Sock it up" at least you didn't blame the washing machine for eating it as most do.
    I can't count how many times I knocked on door of the lady who's laundry time is before me saying "lose something?" usually with a sock in my hand.

    You may make me laugh often but you also produce a happy smile and immense joy for not giving in and giving up and booking before you had a chance to change your mind
    Means you're making real progress you can preemptively short circuit the "should I" internal debate. That's awesome to know
    ​"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." ~ Walter Winchell

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    I found the sock! I'd only worn it twice
    - bought a pack of 5 pairs a couple of weeks ago cause I needed some new ones... they're black and grey, but with different enough shades of grey that it's difficult to tell them apart when wet and inside out so I already have worn two odd socks when I couldn't be bothered fixing a pair I'd incorrectly matched together.

    I was just planning out what my lost sock poster should look like, but decided to actually put away my washed laundry for once because maybe I'd find it stuck inside a sleeve or something. Found it at the top of the laundry pile after putting away only 3 things, with no idea which thing it fell out of. But now I don't need to put away the rest of the laundry

    So I still have an incorrectly matched pair (and had to correct the other pair that I'd also incorrectly matched... I can see this is going to be an ongoing problem!) and will have to find the other incorrectly matched pair that's probably in my 'clean laundry pile on the floor'.

    At least now I can stop checking the washing machine. When I've lost stuff it's only once been because it stayed in the barrel but it's always the most obvious place to look

    I feel like crap from the session, but it's a slow burning crap rather than an intense one. Don't try to form any mental pictures about that sentence.
    It dug up stuff from like 15 years ago and he did a lot of talking. I should really get up and do something rather than staying stuck in these feelings but it feels hard and pointless. I looked up the person that the stuff related to and found their job title etc. They finished their PhD. It's funny that whenever I meet up with my highschool friend, I always wish it could be with the rest of that group too including that person. Even though seeing that person again wouldn't be a very good idea for me. Just way too much stuff there, still.

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    Re: My ongoing therapy dilemma

    Is there a story behind that 15-years-ago-friend that is shareable?

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    Re: My ongoing therapy dilemma

    Yeah I've mentioned him here before. Short story is:
    • First guy I ever really liked
    • First person outside of immediate family I ever really told about my interests
    • First person I'd shared my feelings with about (what I later came to realise was) anxiety, self esteem issues etc.
    • He knew I liked him, didn't feel the same way, but I guess he enjoyed it for awhile until the above dot point got too much for him and said there was no point talking to me anymore if that's all I was going to talk about
    • He later apologised for "toying with me" re. the stringing me along part


    I made a mistake in putting too much **** on him that he wasn't equipped to deal with. He chose a really hurtful way to let me know that. I don't blame him. I've spent a long time blaming myself.

    Edit: Actually it's interesting to note that for a time I'd forgotten about the whole middle portion of that (and only remembered him not liking me and the "toying with me" business). It wasn't until I was restarting therapy last year when I read over my old emails to my therapist and found the one where I'd mentioned this situation which reminded me of those worse details.

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