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Old 08-13-2019, 09:10 PM   #11
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The only person who knows I visit here is my husband. A few years back I was to invested and let posts really bother me. Hubby suggested I stop. I didnt but I skip a lot of the threads if the are topics that will be triggering.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:02 PM   #12
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None of my Ts have told me not to be on PC. Ex-T was actually the one who found it for me. My Ts have said to take it in moderation and to take a break if it gets to be too much. But otherwise, they all think it's a good place for support.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:27 AM   #13
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I never brought up any of my online activities/forums/groups with my t.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:39 AM   #14
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Iím like divine1966 in that I would never bring up any of my online activities in therapy. It just wouldnít be happening as I would not want my Tís opinion or comments about it. Not that she would say anything. But I wouldnít take my chances.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:43 AM   #15
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I did not tell my Ts about PC too much but my first T had an issue about discussing my therapy with others and sometimes about my seeking help elsewhere. I thought it was completely inappropriate and counterproductive, mostly coming from his wanting to be omnipotent or something. Unfortunately he was not helpful though and just made demands. My own opinion is that it depends how someone uses a resource like PC. I had periods with this forum (and also another one in the past) where it became clear to me that I was not using them constructively, much more as a distraction and escape from truly dealing with important things. I closed my accounts on both forums for that reason more than once because it felt like they had become more like an addiction/compulsion and excessive. I don't feel like that at all currently at all, mostly because I am not neglecting my true needs, so no concerns. I personally prefer varied feedback and perspectives rather than relying on a single one or just a few, so a place like this can be very useful for me and also entertaining, given that I do not use it to substitute and escape other things.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:52 AM   #16
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I never brought it up. PC really didn't have anything to do with my own therapy.

I think one has to have good self care here. If you reveal a great deal about your therapy but the responses you get start confusing you, perhaps sharing a bit less detail and keeping your personal therapy matters confined to discussions with your therapist might be the best self care. I think that is a very individual thing, but sometimes there is a great deal of armchair quarterbacking going on that seems to distress certain members as well as very reactive responses to matters sometimes based on people's own therapy experiences. The fact is none of us are in the room in other people's sessions. We don't know the therapist. We don't even really know the members except for what is shared. And we certainly do not have a necessarily full picture of everything that is said or the personal dynamic between client and therapist. All of those factors make other people's opinions certainly worthy of being taken with a grain of salt. Other people handle the discussions about their own therapy okay without it seeming to create issues for them.

I was not one to share details about my own sessions here on PC because there just is no real way to convey it all in a post.

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Old 08-14-2019, 09:14 AM   #17
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I think for some that's good advice for them.
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No - though when I was in therapy I was a lurker and not much of a poster.

I did print one thread many years ago and brought it to a session. The thread was started by a poster who had a lot of drama going on with her therapist and she felt damaged by her therapistís angry and dysfunctional comments through their rupture. The thread was heartbreaking to read and printed like a novel because so many people came to the support of the OP. My therapist was extremely offended that I saw so many similarities between herself and the OPís therapist and made disparaging remarks about both this forum and the people that post here. I can laugh after the fact but was pretty scared by her reaction at the time.
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I dont feel the need to tell T I visit here. I used to come years ago when I was seeing a different t and i never mentioned the fact to t, i just privately sought opinions from the site when i felt the need for them.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:49 PM   #20
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I have no idea what my T would think of PC as I have never told her, and do not ever plan on it.
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