Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tough Questions or Tales from a Pleaser

Today was N's and my 7th counseling appointment.  We've told our "stories", given her some family background and talked a lot about our recent stress and it's causes.  Today N asked an important question.  He wanted to know what our goal might be and how we're going to achieve it. 

 An open ended Tuesday (usually Tuesday) appointment schedule has been (ironically) adding to his work stress.  Somehow (which is how I would describe everything that happens in that room) the subject turned to communication and how we both could improve. Seems innocent enough, but we all have our quirky little ways that may not be the most direct or the most productive.

Will progress be made?  Some kind, I'm sure.  I know I've grown (no, I'm not talking about that kind of growth!) over the past 30+ years, but I also know there's always room for more improvement. 
The introspection begins . . .


Rebekah said...

I think counseling is always so interesting-and important! I am a big fan of periodic counseling to help see them from a different point of view. Good luck on your journey of self reflection.

KandN said...

Thanks, Rebekah!
It's something I've always felt I could benefit from, but those tough questions can be scary.
We all have our "things" we can go on and on about (if given even a slight opening), but then there are those places we don't want to inspect too closely. I'd rather crack a joke and change the subject!