The world is getting more and more comfortable with the idea that therapy is for everyone, and not sure for people who have “problems” or are some kind of danger to themselves or others. We’re accepting that most of us have things we need to talk out, and everyone needs some support now and then.
Therapy is also expensive, though, and not all of us can afford to take advantage as often as we would like – which is why this viral thread started by @drivingmemadi is so helpful.
If you’re curious what other people’s favorite takeaways are from therapy, these 16 people are happy to share!
16. You’re not responsible for anyone else’s happiness.
Repeat that as often as necessary.
15. I try to talk through this concept with my young children.
But adults can certainly do some digging, too.
14. You’re a good person.
We all need to hear that sometimes.
13. Did you just do all of this right now?
I definitely did.
12. Most people are doing their best.
Even if it’s not very good.
11. Everyone has their own story.
You can’t expect them to stay in yours for as long or in the way that you’d like.
10. Parent/Child relationships are hard.
They probably always will be.
9. If you drown, it doesn’t matter how deep the water is.
Recognize your trauma along with everyone else’s.
8. Break the cycle.
We know it’s possible.
7. Don’t give up.
Tell yourself the truth, and look yourself in the eye.
6. Sometimes you just have to move on.
I don’t think there’s a harder lesson in the world.
5. It’s not you, it’s them.
So just have faith that you are enough.
4. This is a pretty great analogy.
I can’t imagine anyone not loving it.
3. Your brain is not your friend.
Not in the strictest sense, anyway.
2. So many people deal with it.
We’ve just all been afraid to talk about it until now.
1. I mean I’m a ton of fun.
And I don’t annoy myself most of the time.
Some of these are honestly so insightful and I’m happy to have read them.
What’s the best thing you’ve learned in therapy? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!