My therapist is helping!

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Registered: 09-09-2008
My therapist is helping!
Tue, 03-30-2010 - 6:08pm

She has me journaling, which I'm doing by using one of my unused e-mail accounts and writing and then e-mailing it back to that account into a "journal" folder, and it's helping.


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Registered: 01-09-2010
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 6:47pm
Ahh yes, the child hood, apparently where my H got his horrible depression starting with his mother saying all kinds of negative things to him all through life, however he calls her regularly and still looks for her approval in everything he does, crazy, but she will be telling him he 'walks like a fag' dresses poorly - etc when he was a child and teen, says things to discount him all the time to his face, but was ok meeting the OW for a few minutes and even taking phone calls from hor.... odd
My mother was / is an over bearing bully and I haven't had much to do with her in more than 10 years, she never even talks / sends cards etc to my children, and we live 3 blocks away!
Yes, journaling I find very therapeutic, but I haven't had much time for it recently .... I do like it, and I keep a smaller book for questions.. and sometimes answers = and then also problems I'd like to work on at therapy.....
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Registered: 09-16-2009
Wed, 04-07-2010 - 12:12pm

Hey friend,

I just wondered how you are doing?

I know that the therapy thing can be very up-and-down, on its own... with each highpoint of discovery/figuring something out, followed by the whoops-back-down-to-earth with the realization of how much needs to be addressed, changed, dealt with...

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Registered: 01-28-2004
Wed, 04-07-2010 - 3:00pm

journaling is a great way to get thoughts out.

Therapy is helpful if you work it right and want to try.

Im happy for you that things are getting better.

Thanks for letting us know.
Keep in touch.


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Registered: 02-10-2009
Thu, 04-08-2010 - 8:28pm
Journaling really helped me put things into perspective and to see my progress when I re read entries. After a session with my therapist, I would come home and write about it and it helped me process my emotions and moved me forward in my life. After I decided to divorce my H , I threw the journals out b/c they were mostly about how hard I was working on reconciliation and our progress as a couple, which of course was not the case- my H was continuing to cheat throughout the 4 years I thought that we were rebuilding. Now I write about the process of divorce, rebuilding my new life and my relationship with the man I'm involved with now.