Welcome to a new week. Here's Monday's Life Court...
Scott and Sadie,
I'm a very happy person. I never get depressed unless there's a reason for it, like crappy weather or when life has thrown me a curve. My only other prominent emotion is "annoyance." Yep, I get annoyed easily but I usually laugh at it.
So why therapy? I dunno. I just figured it can't hurt and so many people I know who are happy on the outside say it helps them. So I gave it a shot. Now, I've been down this road years ago when I was breaking up with my fiancé' years ago. But I was frustrated because I wanted answers and didn't really get any.
I schedule a session and here is how it goes...the standard therapy dialog:
Therapist: So what did you want to talk about.
Me: Long answer.
Therapist: So how do you feel about all that.
Me: Struggles to answer.
Therapist: And how does that make you feel?
Me: Gives it a good guess.
Therapist: So why do you think it makes me feel this way.
Me: Uh, sorry. I don't mean to be difficult but we've been doing this for 15 minutes and I've done all the talking.
Look, surprise - I'm frustrated and my annoyance is that I might as well have an app with a recorded voice that asks the same questions over and over.
-How do you feel about that?
-What else is on your mind?
-How long have you felt this way?
-How do you explain your feeling about this?
In Life Court, I thought I'd ask your listeners about therapy. Has it helped them? Should I stick with it? Or am I throwing my money away? Does anyone else have the same experiences?
Okay, god questions. What's your advice for Angie in Scott and Sadie's Life Court?