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My Last Therapy Appointment

We’ve moved! John & I moved into our new house five days ago on Sunday! We both love our new house. It’s big, beautiful, and it even has a huge fireplace! We’re looking forward to cozy nights around the fire, and roasting marshmallows. I’m so glad John & I have moved into our own house. We’re both very happy!

I had my last appointment with my therapist on Wednesday night. We had a great session. I started my therapy with her last September, so it’s been 9 months. I’ve made such an incredible improvement over the past 9 months, and I continue to improve each day. She really helped me to focus on the best ways to deal with, ignore, and manage my voices. Obviously ignoring them is always the best option. I stopped thinking about what they’ve said in the past, I stopped arguing with the voices, and I stopped trying to treat them as rational human beings. So many times over the past 10 years, I’ve believed that the voices are real. Of course they aren’t, but often it hasn’t been easy for me to believe this.

I would never have improved as much as I have without the support of my family and my husband’s family. When I think back at what has happened over the past 10 years, I don’t think I would be alive if it wasn’t for my family and my husband’s family. I am very fortunate. I spent a couple of hours working on my memoir this afternoon & reflecting back on past events. I will finish my memoir & share my experiences with people who will be inspired by what I write! This is a great reason to write a memoir.

 

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Hi Jen, Thanks for leaving a comment on my Yin And Yang blog a while ago and for leading me to your blog. I’ve added yours to my Blog List and have just started reading some of your entries. Congratulations on your move into your new house with your husband and pets! You sound as if you are doing quite well. If you still have voices, have you tried applying compassion to them? That’s what I did and now, for the most part, I lived in harmony with them. They still challenge me, but now I see them as my… Read more »
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Hi Kate, Thank you for writing me! I really liked your blog, and found it very creative and interesting. I’m doing much better now than in the past (especially over the past 2-3 years or so). I found tremendous encouragement in my Buddhist practice, and love and support from my husband, family and friends. I also really benefitted from individual therapy. I found a therapist that I liked a lot. She helped me too. For me, initially I tried to have compassion and understanding for my voices. I also tried to reason with them and occasionally argue with them. These… Read more »
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