revisiting an old friend   Leave a comment

a week or so ago, (maybe longer )I wrote about a friend of mine who is incredibly unhappy in  her relationship with her husband but doesn’t feel like she can leave  the marriage due to her obligations to him and their children.
Today I suggested she talk to a therapist.
She wasn’t happy with me.
I didn’t mean to imply that she needs a mental hospital, not at all.
I mainly suggested that she might want to see someone, a therapist who specializes in helping people with their problems.
I have done it in the past and while I didn’t care for the therapist I was seeing (she was quite condescending to me)  I think the over all therapy helped.

to talk to a total stranger who has no involvement in the situation and who has been trained to make my friend think.

I don’t know if she will take my advice or not.
I guess maybe she thought talking to me was all the therapy she needed.
She even went so far as to apologize for burdening me with her problems.
I told her it was no burden.
I felt badly for her but I wasn’t carrying the weight of her problems on my shoulders like some dark heavy cloud.

I hope she does talk to someone.
I can’t help her.
I listen and I ask her questions but obviously not the right ones……


Posted October 22, 2009 by Marge in ramblings

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