Well, this is kind of a spin off of what STEP brought up...
Will this ever change?
So, I started therapy yesterday for dealing with my compulsive overeating/binge eating/compulsively spending. The therapist, deals with addiction of all kinds, and specializes in eating disorders. ugh....it was a good appointment, but I feel like I am "confessing" to a preist or something. And I think too, as far as our society has come, there is still a stigma attached to "therapy" I am also so darn stubborn....so, I probably should of seeked therapy years ago.....but, I resisted until recently. I felt that I am educated, well read...so why do I need therapy???? Sha right....who was I kidding???? My SIL hit the nail on the head when I told her that I was going to therapy, she said, "Look at the therapist as a mirror, and the mirror is only reflecting what you can't see with out it". Hmmmm, good point, I never really looked at it that way.
Anyhoo, on the upside, I like my therapist, and she said I have done a lot on my own as far as "self help" sort of say. The first appointment was basically, an intake process as far as past medical history and stuff. So...I just wanted to fill people in on what's going on in my neck of the woods!