This, so much!! I’ve carried this very sentiment over the past year. Afraid to seek help because it might make it worse, not better. A life of being not-believed, not-taken-seriously will do that. This post perfectly sums up much of what’s been rolling around in my mind, too! If you’re not alone and neither am I, then I reckon there are others out there feeling like this, too! And yep, I think the People-Pleasing thing is a Thing. Even if it hasn’t been “officially” acknowledged yet. We’re just among the trailblazers is all! 😉🖐🏼🖐🏼💓💓
Y’all, this is one of the first Aspie/autistic female blogs I found, written by a wonderful person who is one of the first friends I made in the AS community. The whole blog is a must-read!! 😘❤️❤️
I haven’t seen a psychologist in over a year. And I don’t know that I’ll ever go back to seeing one because, frankly, they scare me. You’re given a ‘safe’ place to talk, but at your first session you’re told ‘rules’ e.g. what you say is confidential unless you’re at risk of hurting yourself or others, etc.
Using the above example as an example – I know myself that I’m not at risk of harming myself or others. I know it. But sometimes a dark thought or two crosses my mind. I don’t act on them, obviously. But the problem is I can’t know that by speaking them out loud is not enough of a reason for a psychologist to break confidentiality. I don’t feel I can give a psychologist the ‘whole story’, so I never really have. Matter of fact I take their CBT lessons and try to apply…
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