Therapy is by its nature, a ‘made-up’ relationship, surrounded by confidences, artificial intimacy, and a tentative sense of adventure.
And it’s the best place to learn the value and intricacies of authentic relationships when such authenticity is a new phenomenon for the client. It starts out…well, just weird, and if it works the way it’s designed, it just gets stranger.
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