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My therapist and I are the same sex. I am not a ***, I just think of her as a close friend, not someone I would have an intimate or sexual relationship with. More like a "mother" figure to me.
She has not crossed any boundaries and, if anything, has been very conscious about the boundary lines. I am wondering that because I see her as a 'mom' figure, that I could be holding back on some feelings, etc... I would like to discuss this with her but too embarassed about it.
Thanks for everyone's support here... I feel blessed that I found this site!
From where I sit, it seems like if you have this many concerns and have to think this much about whether or not your relationship is appropriate, is heading in the right or wrong direction, if you are sharing as much as you could, etc, it's time to move on to a new therapist - if indeed you need to continue therapy. As a professional, she should understand your concerns, maybe even give you some names of other therapists. Or maybe just tell her you've decided to stop therapy and then search for a new therapist on your own. Maybe even take a few months off and see how you do since you think you may have reached maximum benefit anyway.
Just my two cents.
Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 12/9/2008 7:47:38 AM (GMT-7)