Two Weeks 

Next month my therapist is taking a two week vacation. She’s never taken more than one week, especially in August. December is trickier depending on when the holidays fall, but her summer break has always been just one week. 

This sucks and clearly the younger parts have some feelings about this:


17 thoughts on “Two Weeks 

  1. Tessa says:

    I give you strength to get through this. I know missing one week makes me on edge. My sessions are an important part of my life and even though things are somewhat under control a break in my routine messes me up.

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  2. Life in a Bind - BPD and me says:

    You can do this – it will be hard, but it can also be an opportunity to consolidate, experience new things and then talk about them on your return. Your relationship is solid, though it may feel wobbly over the break, and it may involve frequently reminding yourself of the solidity and reality of what you have. I have faith in you and I’m sure she does too 🙂 I’m not underestimating the pain and fear, I know them, but I also know you are strong and have grown so much xx

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    • Andi says:

      Thanks, dear. I guess I know all of that too but I still feel deeply panicked and angry. Just need to feel those feels… The last thing I want to do!


  3. twinkletoes2017 says:

    Bloody bastard breaks. I hate them. I’m on one now and so far I’m okay although I’ve been questioning whether I actually am or whether I’m in self-sufficient mode to cope you know?

    I’ve drawn very similar things to you, good for you for getting in touch with it and for being able to draw it like that.

    My T usually takes 2 weeks in August but has decided to have one week now and then 2 in September!! Whhhhyy?? So for me this is the warm up and she had a break in February for a week and at easter. I feel really nasty for saying this but can’t help but think she’s being selfish lol xx

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    • Andi says:

      Haha yes! I also had the thought that my therapist is being selfish lol. I always have a similar question of whether I am coping well or just in some sort of auto-pilot while she is away.

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  4. alicewithptsd says:

    Ugh. I hate breaks. Somehow they don’t get any easier, and I feel like they disrupt therapy for the week before, the time of the break and the week after. I always feel like “that’s almost a whole month wasted! Stop leaving and messing this all up!”

    I have a notebook that I write to Bea in. I always write to her, even between sessions because email sometimes feels too vulnerable, but when she is away I use a special notebook, and when she gets back she will take it home and read it. Once she’s read it she emails me and we talk about it the next session. She also gives me the ability to email, text or call (but I rarely ever have, especially during a break). However, just knowing that she can be right there, at the other end of the phone, has helped me a lot.

    Good luck. I think you are strong enough for this break, even if it will be hard. 💟

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