My [enter appropriate familial relationship here] 86'ed me today. I'd be interested in any reasonable response for where....

... I go from here. Said relation believes that I'm either off my rocker or emotionally damaged beyond all reasonal possibility for repair. Said person has been a clinical psychologist since graduation many moons ago.

I have a terrific friend who wishes to intercede on my behalf, but I'm honestly puzzled as to exactly what to do next.

I am [enphatically] not either the person described or close.

Now what? I'm at total loggerheads as to what to do.

If anyone feels that they can help, God bless you. Surely I'm desperately in need of some sound advice right now.

Without more details, all I

Without more details, all I can say is "Family, Can't live with them; can't live without them."

I am willing to offer sound

I am willing to offer sound advice, but only on Sundays. Smiling

From my perspective, if this psychologist thinks you are too difficult to be helped - then it's possible that this person thinks you are either a sociopath or have a personality disorder which is too difficult to manage.

I think you need to ask: Does your behaviour or mental health problem cause a problem for you and/or other people - or is it just this one person?

Do you want to change, or do you want this person to change?

You need to realize that you cannot control other people's behaviour (although if you are a sociopath you will try).

You can only control your behaviour - (and if you can't control your behaviour - well, then - ask if you want to work on that, and if you do - then work on that.

Ask yourself: Why does this person's opinion matter to you?

A psychologist who has to resort to violence or silence is a psychologist who needs help, in my opinion.

But that's just my opinion, and I don't matter at all.

Given the (lack of)

Given the (lack of) objectivity of the "family member clinical psychologist", I'd tend to strongly discount their opinion. It may be worth exactly the fee you paid for it.

MicOnTheNorthShore

MicOnTheNorthShore wrote:

Given the (lack of) objectivity of the "family member clinical psychologist", I'd tend to strongly discount their opinion. It may be worth exactly the fee you paid for it.

Exactly--psychologist/psychiatrists are notoriously not objective about themselves or their families.

Hi Is this therapist from

Hi

Is this therapist from Orleans ON?

PLease contact me if so.

If you were really to the

If you were really to the point where you cannot be helped you would not be posting this. People who are emotionally damaged would not be able to function and ask the questions that you are asking on here.

I would suggest you tell your family memeber to back off, and tell them that they are not perfect. Keep in mind therapists/psychologists, etc tend to analyze everything even when they are wrong. Also if you had a fight with this memeber and they said these things to you it is only because they said it in anger, nothing more.

AND MY QUESTION: WHY ARE YOU GIVING SUCH CREDENANCE TO THIS FAMILY MEMEBER. WHO THE H*LL ARE THEY THAT THEY CAN DECIDE THIS. Tell them to f*ck off.

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