Julie in CA Posted September 28, 2012 Share Posted September 28, 2012 I tried one counselor, went for two visits, and was so creeped out by her obvious angling about repressed memories of molestation (which I don't have!) that I just couldn't go back. Found a counselor that dh and I both found very helpful. We saw him together for about 3 months, and then came to the conclusion that we probably didn't need more counseling as a couple, at least right now. I left a message for that counselor, asking if he had a recommendation of someone that I could see on my own, since it was pretty obvious that I was still very devastated about a difficult personal situation. There was never any reply to my question. So... I called a local counseling center, and left a message on their machine asking for help. I called on a Thursday, and I think it was on Wednesday of the *next* week that my call was returned. The counselor asked me briefly about my problem, and said that she would pass my number on to one of the counselors in the group, who would call back the next day. It's been about a week now. No call. :confused: I'm doing better. I'm no longer feeling the pull towards self-destructive things that seemed almost irresistible before. I usually only cry once a day or so, and there are even short times now when I forget the tough stuff for just a moment. I think I'll maybe eventually be ok. My dh is helping me in every way that he's capable of, and in some ways that he and I both never imagined he'd be able to. Still, I'm facing some really hard stuff. I'm working a new full-time job in addition to my part-time job, homeschooling two high schoolers, and trying to keep up with all of the things at home. Am I just not meant to get counseling? Is the message to me supposed to be that I'll get better on my own, and just to hold steady until I do? I never knew it would be this difficult to get help. I have the money. I can make the time. What I cannot seem to do is get reasonably prompt call-backs, or even any response at all. :confused: Anyway...I'm just rambling on. Am I the only one who's had this type of trouble? :001_huh: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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