Kate: I did
have fun. And got a lot of new clothes and some iron art sculptures for the yard. Very cool. It was a relaxing night. Quiet. Like quaint hotel with lots of gardens and birds. But I had a nightmare
. Meds must be working because p never even noticed.
I think I may skip church again tomorrow. Just don't want to be around everyone. I think c misses me. He has emailed and texted and yesterday evening called to wish me a happy bday. Ordinarily he'd just text it or post on fb. But he said nothing about my coming back and is being understanding. P said when people have asked why I'm not around, he says that everyone need a break sometimes.
So .... Where do we go from here? I feel kind of lost in all this now ... No direction.
Hope you're having a good weekend so far!
Oh yeah .. You brought up a few times about my clients having to trust me, etc. the thing is (and perhaps one of the reasons I have trouble accepting the way communication in therapy works) my profession is almost opposite. People dont understand the law and how things work, but it's my job to tell them so they are totally informed, to give them their options, tell them what the consequences of each may be (all possible consequences), and tell them what I think they should do. Sometimes I don't favor one over another. In any event, it's always their choice. But if they don't trust me or won't do what I say and I think they are hurting themselves, then I will refer them to someone else. In my business, not only do I tell them wht they should do, I usually do what needs to be done. If I think something is going to hurt my client, if it is significant, I ethically can't continue to represent them. It's so different. Also, I always have to let my clients know what I am doing and what is going on and continuously give my opinion on how to proceed from point to point. Also, I frequently have to tell my clients they are not doing the right thing, not thinking about the right things, hurting their own case, or just being stupid. Nothing like therapy, I think.