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over the years ex-T shared bits of his own trauma stories with me and talked briefly that he had been in therapy when he experienced a dark time in his early adult years. he made it sound like it was his experience from that early experience of therapy that inspired him to become a T. i definitely reckon a big reason for him becoming a T was using it to help him heal from his own issues and even more so for his own personal fulfilment. he admitted to me that for him he often found the therapeutic relationship more 'intimate' and closer than most of his relationships with family and friends, and that aspect of the work is what nourished him.

the times when he disclosed his personal traumas, i did find it helpful and i feel it helped to strengthen the relationship and the trust. it helped me feel that he could relate to me and my issues better.
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