By mental - 2/9/2019 18:01 - United States - Norfolk

Insanity

Today, I had my first appointment with my new therapist. After I told her my family history and past abusive situations, she looked at me and asked, "How are you still sane?" FML
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By  drego5  |  27

Take that as a compliment. She probably means that you're coping pretty well as it is. I applaud, congratulate, and effusively support you in seeking help, because while everyone needs help to some degree at some point, very few are strong enough to actually seek it out. I'm so glad you did. I wish you the best of luck in finding the right therapist for your personality (and individual brain chemistry), and hope that if this isn't the right one, that you find the right one for you real soon.

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By  drego5  |  27

Take that as a compliment. She probably means that you're coping pretty well as it is. I applaud, congratulate, and effusively support you in seeking help, because while everyone needs help to some degree at some point, very few are strong enough to actually seek it out. I'm so glad you did. I wish you the best of luck in finding the right therapist for your personality (and individual brain chemistry), and hope that if this isn't the right one, that you find the right one for you real soon.

By  Kitkat2723  |  32

Like the other commenters, I say to take it as a compliment. Your therapist may not have worded it well in the moment, but it seems to me that she meant it as a compliment to your mental strength so far, even if you don’t believe that you are that strong yourself.

By  kmorse  |  14

Just made my first appointment ever with a therapist and I wonder if this will happen to me too 😂 Congratulations on seeking help - it seems like it's the hardest part.