When your therapist goes on vacation or is absent
The following comes from one of our readers.
I feel silly writing about this, yet it's been a battle for me. I don't want to be so dependent on my therapist that it makes a difference. I have panic whenever my therapist goes on vacation, or has taken a leave of absence for medical reasons.
I don't know what to do with myself when they are away. I feel like my life comes down all around me when they are not available to me.
Is this OK? Does it happen to other survivors? Does this mean that the relationship I have with them is bad? One of my friend says the same thing happens to her when her rabbi goes away. Can someone explain why this happens?