Our expert says:
Thast must have been an unpleasant revelation from him, but you're surely better off knowing it than having him keep it secret for longer. If he is committed to someone else, you have lst nothing, only hopes for something more from someone who couldnt and wouldn't have given it to you
DO, please, go back to see the shrink you saw earlier, so long as she's not using only an old-fashioned analytical model for counselling, and uses more op to date methods. Also, consider seeing a psychiatrist or at least a good GP for assessment and to discuss adding a modern antidepressant to the mix.
From the sound of it, the shrink made a fairly shrewd assessment of the situation, but maybe gave you a bit too much information for a first session, and you'd probably have used it better if it has been spread out a little more, with morte opportunities for you to explore how to mcorrect these unpleasant and inaccurate assumptions you are basing your feelings upon.
Depression is a very unpleasant condition, but one which usully responds really well to competent treatment, and so you could be feeling a great deal better within weeks and months, if you commit yourself to working with a shrink to get this put right
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