So I had therapy yesterday. It was a good session. We actually laughed quite a bit. We talked about all the skills I’ve learned with a focus on distress tolerance. I’m coming to the end of my group. I will have been through all the modules when we finish this current one. My therapist asked me if there were any skills I thought I needed more work on. I said of course, there’s always room for more learning. So I’ve decided to go through group for a second time. It’ll be a reason to get out of the house if nothing else.

Then we got serious. My therapist said “I don’t know your whole story and I haven’t been pushing it because it wasn’t the most important thing.” She said she’ll let me make the decisions on how I want to tell her, what I want to tell her, and how much I want to tell at a time. So it’s time.

I think I’m ready. I think I’m going to start from the beginning and just spill out all the parts that I know. I think I’m going to be okay with doing this. Maybe I’ll show her some old journal entries where I talk about memories and that way I won’t have to say it or write it down again. Then there is the point that maybe if I write it down again it will help to process it more.

What do you guys think? Do you have a particular way that you’ve found helpful or easier maybe, to talk about the memories you do have? Let me know what your thoughts are.

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  1. andromache12 says:

    You are very brave to start telling the details of your story. I tried once (it was not a good experience because I was not pacing myself) and haven’t since then. I have written out all my memories, though, and have given my current therapist the written record. I still have not verbalized it to anyone.

  2. DollyPopper says:

    i think the more ways you relay the memories the more you confront them, process them and deal with them each time. Each time you relay the story you may remember extra pieces that you’d forgotten, and so you’l process more and deal with the emotions more maybe? It’s just a though, but it’s worked like this for me and talking to my partner about certain issues.

    xx

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