I Hate You--Don't Leave Me - Part 7

Oh therapy, what a joy it can be. I learned about the importance of therapy with counselors and what things can go right or wrong. The thing that I found most interesting was what they call “transference” meaning if the patient had a bad experience with their father and still held resentment then they would transfer those bad feelings over to their counselor and the same thing may happen with the counselor transferring over feelings to the patient. It appears that the majority of the time this is a bad thing and I can see why. If you still hold on to the past and fix your feelings on the things that I have happend, it makes it that much harder to own up to who you are and how to get better. It makes it hard to move forward in treatment and with life. When treatment is continued long term, the chances of getting better increase dramatically. Although, you do have to take into account that the patient has to cooperate and be forthcoming in the counselor sessions. It seems to me that the best way to getting better is being honest with yourself and the people around you. - Dear