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returning home

Posted by bluebutterfly , 26 December 2013 · 145 views

I'm returning home tomorrow morning.  The depression has mostly lifted and I'm feeling much more like myself.  I met twice with my sister's therapist and she was really helpful.  In the first session, I told her I was a survivor of child sexual abuse and she shared with me that she was also a survivor.  Perhaps not everyone would like a therapist sharing personal history, but it made me much more comfortable--I felt she could truly understand how difficult the healing process is.  
I'm feeling fear about returning home because I was so deeply depressed before i left.  I talked about my fears with the therapist and discussed ways to handle the transition to being back.  I haven't been in therapy since 2009 and am going to call a therapist that was recommended to me as soon as the holidays are over.  I will have to have a lot of compassion for myself when I get back and take things slowly. 
 



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