Our expert says:
Hi there, Daisy,
Someone boobed and opened this forum much earlier than they had agreed, so it's only by accident that I have discovered your message and been able to answer it during my "holiday" !
This sort of evasion of the issues you recognize as significant is common in therapy, and of course cheats you of a real chance of achieving relief, and cheats the shrink of a real chance of being truly helpful.
As you have now realized how important it is to raise the issues that are truly trouibling you, why not make summary notes of the main points, to help you raise them during a session ? Maybe even type up a short summary you can give your shrink, so he can ask you relevant questions to help you talk about what you need to ?
I'm sure that once you start talking about these matters, you will find it easier and easier to do so, and will feel considerable relief for doing so.
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