I feel like I’m dating my therapist, and we are in an unhealthy relationship. Not just for the obvious reasons of crossing doctor/patient lines. Every time I walk into her office I proclaim “I’m not coming back after today”. Every single time she looks at me like she is surprised to hear me say that. This infuriates me. I tell her that I want to leave more than anything but I would prefer to have her “go ahead” before doing so. “Well” she says “I don’t know if that’s the best thing for you” I respond “And you think this is?” she replies, “Well you’re in a better place then you were before” UGH no shit! It kills me that she thinks she has something to do with it. What bothers me more than her trying to take credit for my accomplishments is when she scares me into believing she’s right, which in turn makes me stay. She tiptoes around issues instead of saying how she really feels. I could ask her the most straightforward question such as “do you like me outfit?” and it could take her all session to ramble out her answer. Imagine how frustrating it is when I look to her for help with something that actually plagues me. We talk and talk and talk and NEVER get anywhere. Than conveniently at the end of the appointment she sneakily says “Next time we should talk about ways of dealing with this” AHH we never do! Cause when I go in the next time we repeat the same charade. I feel like she’s doing it to keep me there. That maybe she feels like if I keep coming back I’ll just get used to it. Anyway, after painfully grilling her clock for an hour and 15 minutes yesterday, and clearly expressing only negative sentiments she innocently says, “See you next week.” … and I’ll be there.