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readmylips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-06-05 02:27 PM
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14. Stick with him/her for a while...at first..
therapists don't do anything but listen. They will not give you advise. Later all they do is brain-storm with you or give you drugs. My cousin, over the years, has seen at least 25 therapists and a few psychiatrists. When they go into phase 3 and 4, she quits and finds another therapists when they don't agree with her or she can't manipulate the situation. My cousin has a very high IQ, a world traveler, multi-lingual, but has a quick temper and wears her emotions on her sleeve. If you say, that's a pretty dress. She thinks you're saying her dress is ugly because you didn't say beautiful.

I truly love my cousin and I'm the only family member who understands her. She finds that I don't judge her. But I am truly aware when she's manipulating, and I change subjects on her.



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  -What do you do if you feel you're way smarter than your therapist? Ladyhawk  Jun-06-05 01:38 PM   #0 
  - Get a new therapist?  Crunchy Frog   Jun-06-05 01:42 PM   #1 
  - Therapy is not about intellectual prowess  in search of sanity   Jun-06-05 01:42 PM   #2 
  - I guess I don't trust his judgment on emotional issues because  Ladyhawk   Jun-06-05 01:44 PM   #5 
     - Look at the message below by SCDemocrat  in search of sanity   Jun-06-05 01:54 PM   #10 
  - I guess get another therapist  SCDem   Jun-06-05 01:42 PM   #3 
  - Someone who isn't on the same page I'm on and who isn't as  Ladyhawk   Jun-06-05 02:31 PM   #16 
     - Hmmmmm.....  skygazer   Jun-08-05 06:24 PM   #65 
  - It's already over, if you're thinking like this  OldLeftieLawyer   Jun-06-05 01:43 PM   #4 
  - Agreed.  zann725   Jun-08-05 12:54 AM   #46 
  - You need to get anothre therapist. It's not good if you're too much  SharonAnn   Jun-06-05 01:45 PM   #6 
  - Stick with him/her for a while...at first..  readmylips   Jun-06-05 02:27 PM   #14 
  - It's already "been awhile."  Ladyhawk   Jun-06-05 02:40 PM   #18 
  - Also, I think I've found some major areas we can't agree upon...  Ladyhawk   Jun-06-05 02:32 PM   #17 
  - Ask him to tell you about his childhood  ET Awful   Jun-06-05 01:48 PM   #7 
  - Maybe he can fucking pay me. :D n/t  Ladyhawk   Jun-06-05 02:11 PM   #13 
  - I absolutely agree that you should get with someone else, ASAP.  BlueIris   Jun-06-05 01:49 PM   #8 
  - I had a good therapist, but an evil doctor in charge of the clinic  Ladyhawk   Jun-06-05 02:07 PM   #11 
     - Oh, Lord. Look, I know it may be very hard to secure a new  BlueIris   Jun-06-05 02:31 PM   #15 
     - seems to me...  marions ghost   Jun-08-05 07:52 AM   #61 
  - Smarter, or more perceptive?  aden_nak   Jun-06-05 01:49 PM   #9 
  - Both, aden_nak. See above post.  Ladyhawk   Jun-06-05 02:10 PM   #12 
  - According to Thomas M. Szasz, you have classic narcissism:  Hardhead   Jun-06-05 02:45 PM   #19 
  - LOL! That's great. :)  Ladyhawk   Jun-06-05 03:13 PM   #20 
  - Szasz has written some books that kick therapist's butts!!  Crazy Guggenheim   Jun-06-05 07:49 PM   #24 
     - Yes, he has. And I love some of what he has to say  Hardhead   Jun-06-05 08:06 PM   #26 
        - Didn't know that about his opinions on schizophrenia.  Crazy Guggenheim   Jun-06-05 08:08 PM   #28 
  - Being smarter than a therapist is not hard to do.  Crazy Guggenheim   Jun-06-05 07:11 PM   #21 
  - Is your vocabulary larger than saying "uh hum"?  Old_Fart   Jun-06-05 07:45 PM   #22 
  - you need to start sending him a bill...  bridgit   Jun-06-05 07:46 PM   #23 
  - Sounds like you want & need someone who is fully politically aware.  Lars39   Jun-06-05 07:52 PM   #25 
  - The problem is he doesn't seem fully aware of anything...  Ladyhawk   Jun-07-05 11:58 PM   #35 
  - Since they can subpoena the guy  buddyhollysghost   Jun-06-05 08:07 PM   #27 
  - It may just be a defense mechanism  Mrs_Beastman   Jun-06-05 08:17 PM   #29 
  - That Was My Impression, As Well  REP   Jun-08-05 02:30 AM   #57 
  - I had to find a brilliant take no shit person. I have no respect for  unsavedtrash   Jun-06-05 08:24 PM   #30 
  - Yeah, this is my problem, too. I have a lot of trouble respecting  Ladyhawk   Jun-07-05 11:53 PM   #32 
  - Ideally, a therapist should be someone you'd be comfortable....  KrazyKat   Jun-06-05 08:30 PM   #31 
  - Talk to Heidi...  gmoney   Jun-07-05 11:55 PM   #33 
  - slowly, gradually, methodically  leftofthedial   Jun-07-05 11:56 PM   #34 
  - perfect  Kire   Jun-08-05 03:00 AM   #58 
  - I think it means you have superiority issues.  Ksec   Jun-07-05 11:58 PM   #36 
  - I'm not into false modesty or false superiority.  Ladyhawk   Jun-08-05 12:09 AM   #37 
     - Yeesh  sir_captain   Jun-08-05 12:22 AM   #38 
        - It's not ego. Trust me.  Ladyhawk   Jun-08-05 12:26 AM   #39 
           - Heh...touche  sir_captain   Jun-08-05 12:29 AM   #40 
           - I'm not feeling condescending. Like I said, I feel upset that I have  Ladyhawk   Jun-08-05 12:39 AM   #43 
              - Hmmm . . .  Floogeldy   Jun-08-05 12:43 AM   #44 
              - Oh, it's very reasonable  sir_captain   Jun-08-05 12:55 AM   #47 
           - I wasnt insulting you just so you know  Ksec   Jun-08-05 12:29 AM   #42 
              - When did this thread degenerate into a dissection of my ego (or  Ladyhawk   Jun-08-05 12:56 AM   #48 
              - well I take back my apology then  Ksec   Jun-08-05 01:01 AM   #49 
                 - I'm sorry. I shouldn't have snapped at your post.  Ladyhawk   Jun-08-05 01:07 AM   #50 
              - Yeah, it did come across that way.  Ladyhawk   Jun-08-05 01:28 AM   #53 
                 - Just so you know  sir_captain   Jun-08-05 01:43 AM   #54 
                    - What characterization?  Ladyhawk   Jun-08-05 01:53 AM   #55 
                       - I'm sorry you got that impression  sir_captain   Jun-08-05 02:04 AM   #56 
  - Bright and nice have nothing to do with it.  Floogeldy   Jun-08-05 12:29 AM   #41 
  - If one's therapist isn't perceptive enough to give me the tools I need  Ladyhawk   Jun-08-05 12:46 AM   #45 
     - Well . . .  Floogeldy   Jun-08-05 01:13 AM   #51 
  - Ok, I don't want to ruffle anyone's feathers but  MiwSher   Jun-08-05 01:15 AM   #52 
  - Yeah, it does, MiwSher. Thanks a lot for piping in. :)  Ladyhawk   Jun-08-05 03:28 AM   #59 
     - I don't know how you can go through life without getting hurt  HopeLives   Jun-08-05 07:24 AM   #60 
        - Being hurt less often is the goal, here.  Ladyhawk   Jun-08-05 06:11 PM   #63 
  - I was right, but it doesn't exactly make me happy. :(  Ladyhawk   Jun-08-05 06:09 PM   #62 
  - I fought with mine... the first one for 3 years, and the second one...  HypnoToad   Jun-08-05 06:12 PM   #64 
  - true therapist story, nice guy too  Skittles   Jun-08-05 06:28 PM   #66 
  - Original poster  Moderator   Jun-09-05 04:46 AM   #67 
 

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