Ever been travelling on public transport and forced to listen to an entire conversation by someone very loud on their phone?
When this happened to me recently my interest piqued when the caller was referring to her friend having therapy.
However it didn’t go well- the conversation went along the lines of “Can you believe she’s seeing a therapist? What a crock of…. And, how can she afford it? He’ll never change, she should just dump him.”
How many of us can relate to Betty?
I agree that Betty can’t change him, but I don’t agree that she needs to continue with the same outcome for herself.
With effective therapy comes an awareness of what patterns of behaviour we repeat in our lives that cause us to suffer.
The influence of our past is experienced within our present and it is often through therapy that we get to realise how our ‘unaware feelings and behaviours’ are impacting our relationships now.
My wish for Betty is that wherever she is, she does manage to get the support and help she is looking for from her therapist, and that she may be able to be a better friend than the woman on the phone is to her.