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Fairly Odd Mother

Frantically waving my magic wand to make wishes come true.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hitting the couch


It took me 42 years, but today I finally found myself sitting face-to-face with a therapist.
For the first time.

I probably should have done this long ago, like during those dark days without sleep, when young children were threatening to run away with my sanity.


Seeing a therapist is powerful stuff, even considering it wasn't me she wanted to see. Instead, I was there with one of my children. I talked, she listened. My child talked, she listened. She thought, asked questions and gave us some exercises we can do at home. Seems so simple and basic.

And, yet after one hour, my child, who has been a shadow of their former selves, returned home brighter, happier and less scared.

We've got a long road ahead of us, but it's a good start. And the fact that my child feels like they have a bit of control over their issues makes our whole family seem bri
ghter, happier, less scared too.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Robin said...

A very positive step. I hope the path back to emotional wellness is short and straight.

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12:31 AM  
Blogger Suburb Sierra said...

Great news. So happy for all of you.

I loved therapy. I should put that back on the to-do list.

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Boston Mamas said...

I'm so happy to hear this.

And a little stunned that this is your first time on the couch. I heart therapy. It's not often that we give ourselves the license to talk about ourselves.

Sending good thoughts. xo

6:45 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Oh good. I have been thinking about your baby. Hopefully, this will all soon just be a memory.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Mama Goose said...

Powerful stuff indeed. So glad you could both make this very positive step.

8:52 AM  
Blogger AnnetteK said...

I'm so glad for you all that it's helping! xoxo

9:01 AM  
Blogger Issas Crazy World said...

I'm so glad friend. So very glad.

My oldest has gone now four times. I think she has two more sessions left. It has helped her deal with her issues so much. Sometimes they just need a second voice, someone who can help them explain things in a new way that we can't as their parents.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Wonderful news. You've all been in my thoughts & I was glad to see this post. Onward & upward! :)

10:50 AM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Here's to new beginnings, happy tomorrows, and the light at the end of the tunnel.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Patois said...

I actually have wet eyes reading this. I truly hope the child keeps getting better.

9:05 AM  

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