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Old 11-17-2020, 06:45 PM   #11
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I share differently. Friends aren't therapists. Therapists aren't friends. They serve different functions, so what we discuss is quite different.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:28 PM   #12
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I share more here on PC than anywhere else. Then I share the most with my T. I have one friend on Facebook who I message but I donít share all that much with but she knows more then other people on Facebook do. If I did something real dumb Iíll share it here first then tell my T 24 hours later to avoid going to the hospital.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:39 PM   #13
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Hands down, I share far more with my therapist than I share with anyone else. Far more. Next to her I share here on PC. I have several friends of many, many years, but I share very little personal information with them. I don't even share that much with my husband, mostly because he's not supportive of the meds I need to be on.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:56 PM   #14
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I learned the hard way that people in my life canít handle what I have to say. So I share solely with my T. Iím very vague with my friends, but save the heavy existential stuff for therapy.
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Old 11-18-2020, 07:41 PM   #15
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I share way more with my T than anyone. It's taken a lot of time and work to get here and it's brand new to me on some levels. Friends don't compare now.
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I share more with my therapist. I do not have very many friends that i can really share with.
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I share differently. Friends aren't therapists. Therapists aren't friends. They serve different functions, so what we discuss is quite different.
Yes, this. I've shared bits of the deep, unpleasant stuff with my friends but only in a manageable, edited way. I don't hold back with my T, but I also don't talk much about likes and dislikes and day-to-day experiences the way I do with my friends.
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Old 11-21-2020, 04:27 PM   #18
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Similar to Artley, I share differently with family, friends, and my T. There are many things that happen in my day-to-day life that don't pertain to my therapy, and there are things that I experience that I wouldn't want to burden a friend with.
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For me what I share with t vs friends isn't necessarily more or less, just different. I've shared things with my t that I haven't told my friends and vice versa. It's just a different kind of conversation and processing.
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Definitely my therapist. They are there for you to confide in them your most serious, relevant person I can confide in. I do tell my women and one male friend my feelings, my thoughts but I tell more of my emotions, thoughts to my therapist.
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