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KateMake my relationship with him better?
You live on a different planet.
Is that what I want?
Is that what he wants?
Wouldn't it be better to nod and say goodbye
Not every story has a happy ending - why bother spending $ on a very unlikely outcome. He has bowel cancer, will die soon. Why should I torment him further if in fact he suffered similarly to me?
Your advice was good, but not helpful.
With thanks and pls continue - it is still good to have someone to talk to anyway.
I'm angry, sad, hurt, frightened, and you are an expert
Your reply does not address my issue. I am being brushed off.
Thank you to the people who set up this website, with such good intentions. I also have a double psych degree (UQ), and believed, when I paid my money, I would be talking anonymously to psychologists.
Now, I realize it is a website like any other. Psychologists either help people one-to-one or they don't. I don't doubt that you are psychologists, only that you think you're doing any good here. Advice to see a local counsellor or the police is so end-of-interview. In between jobs?
Furthermore, I think the correct advice would be to "get up early tomorrow morning and go and see the sunrise, alone. Take no notice whatsoever of other people."
After watching the sun Rise, ask yourself if it's all worth it?
Usually, the answer is yes, maybe, or soon
Occasionally, you will miss one. But this is still good advice. And better than 'make an apptmt with your local counsellor'.