By ryuken23 - 14/02/2012 19:16 - United Kingdom
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While therapists are human and have their own problems, it's unprofessional for them to break down in front of a patient. I don't think anyone is really at fault here, but maybe the therapist is in the wrong line of work if s/he allows this sort of thing to happen....
So do therapists have there own therepists? And do those therapists ha
Shouldn't she know how to deal with problems? Anyways, shes supposed to. Shes probably having a really hard time. Maybe you two will invent something like mutual therapy or something :D
That was unprofessional of her, but sometimes you just can't control what has to come out. I don't really appreciate how you reacted, though. You're not the only person in the world that has problems, and you shouldnt be one to complain when you see someone else in the same state as you.
He's right, though - he's NOT being paid to console her. There's a time and place for everything, and he doesn't have to sit and console his therapist if she begins breaking down in front of him. He didn't go there to do that; he went there to talk about his feelings.
Exactly windfuelsfire, I totally agree. Its not like the therapist meant to break down and it appears that the OP resents anything that takes the attention off them for a second - "Im not being paid to comfort and console my therapist....." Geez. Its not like the therapist would have been sobbing for the whole hour. It seems like they want everyone to listen to them whinge but cant be there for someone else in their time of need.