#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 14th, 2018
Your prompt for January 14th, 2018, brought to you by a new-to-me blogger, Itinerary Planner, is “Ultimatum.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Itinerary Planner at her blog, “Travel Itineraries: Travel the World for Less” (sounds good to me!) to read her post and say hi! Here’s her link: https://traveltinerary.com/
a couple years ago I had a therapist we’ll call her j. one day after I had taken an overdose, j gave me an ultimatum. if I didn’t stop harming myself, she would quit seeing me. she knew how much I needed her. she knew how much I relied on her. to do this was cruel. she knew I was attached to her and that i’d do anything she told me to do in order to keep her. so I stopped for a while. the pressure built up. I stopped though, I did not harm myself. I did it not for me but for her. I was terrified of losing her support. now I know she was wrong. she was the professional. she should have never given me that ultimatum. she should instead have helped me to work through my feelings, work through why it was that I was harming myself so often. not pressured me into stopping when I really wasn’t ready to give it up yet.