We survived

The parents have gone back to Sydney now and it seems we all survived. We spent most of the rainiest, yuckiest day playing board games and that was actually pretty good.

As to how I survived... I sent a message to a friend on the weekend, saying, "I think I'm going to get a D-minus in counselling this week. What if my counsellor sacks me???" For the record, she didn't sack me and I don't think she was particularly surprised by anything I told her about how I handled things and how I felt. I said, "I barely slept, I have had chest pain for a week and after I dropped my parents at the airport I came home and threw up." She said, "Yep, that's pretty much what I expected." Well, good to know I'm reliable, at least!

For the most part it was okay. I was able to use some techniques I've learned in counselling but there's so much history and emotion happening that some things I just needed to get through any way I could and not worry about how I did it (hence - chest pain, insomnia and nausea). My counsellor reckons I did as well as could be expected, so I didn't get a D-minus! Got plenty of homework, though...

Thanks so much to everyone who prayed and left me kind messages. It was wonderful to know people were thinking about me.

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5 comments:

Hippomanic Jen said...

I really hope that things go back to normal for you now. I can't imagine it and I'm so glad that you survived.

Pride and Prejudice always has the perfect quote, "A woman can live TOO near her family".

The problem is that when you're away you get bigger, more intense doses, rather than little, regular ones.

Swift Jan said...

I hope life goes back to normal soon...

Givinya De Elba said...

I am glad you survived. I've been thinking of you and saying a few little prayers. Hippomanic Jen is right. I've had the large, intense doses of family for the last 15 years, now we've moving to the same town for little regular ones. See if I survive!

Crazy Sister said...

You did well. I've been reading a bit of your back story, and you seem to have developed a lot of strength!

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