Bert’s therapy (#10): Transference

My parents didn’t like me much.

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That’s how it seemed to you?

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Sure.  They ignored me most of the time.

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Well, they were pretty busy.

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Busy?

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Dad was busy being alcoholic.  Mom was busy being depressed.

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Oh.  Yeah.

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How do you think that affected you? 

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It left me scared of certain people. 

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Like who?

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Well, teachers, and coaches…

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and bosses, and cops…

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and doctors, and dentists…

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…and therapists.

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Ah.  Authority figures.

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Yes.

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People who make you feel unimportant.

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Right.         

Right.

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And judged.

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Right.

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And powerless.

 

 

 

 

 

Right.

 

 

 

Like the kid you used to be.

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Exactly. 

 

 

 

Want to hear a secret?

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I guess.

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I have the same problem.

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What?

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Yeah.  Don’t tell anyone, okay?

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3 responses to “Bert’s therapy (#10): Transference

  • john

    I can certainly identify with those feelings of less than, I work in a large hospital and I am so out of place, feeling like I dont belong and walking around ahhh ???? sorta scared I am going to get in trouble, its a little lonely and boring I mind my business and dont speak to to many people, and certainly avoid the Doctors, but I was reminded last week in my group that everyone has there own stuff, (baggage) and they may be just as out of place or scared for there own reasons, that doesnt help me much when it comes to the feelings of less than, they are inbeded deep into my subconcious from when I was a little boy, (work in progress) well Bert I guess I know what I will be talking to Steve about this week,

  • nelle smith

    Thank you! These are great! loved the fuzzy lollipop.

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