Sunday, April 24, 2011
Please do not construe this as disrespectful of therapy. There is, however, no getting around that this is good advice.
Sort of reminds me of this classic...
Simon, you're a smart fellow. As it happens, I have loved ones in therapy, and I have both seen how effective it can be and developed at least some opinions about its uses and abuses. When I express those opinions about the latter, I do not want anybody close to me to think that I am anything other than supportive.
1) Easier said than done.
2) To give advice is very nice, but friends can do much more . . . a friend should always *help* a friend, that's what friends are for.
These thoughts are related. The work of therapy is figuring out what mistakes you keep re-making and why (i.e., it is a consciousness-raising activity) - not just resolving to be happy.
That will be $5. (I don't make change.)