I have two issues I've been wanting to bring up with my therapist, but I'm not sure if I would gain anything or if it would be appropriate.
The first is financial issues--that's a big part of my life, and I've been wondering if it's appropriate to talk about my frustration with my primary caretaker, who has asked me to stop going to therapy because of the financial burden. I want to discuss my anger about this, but I don't want to make my therapist feel guilty for charging the rate he does.
The second issue is something I'm only going to mention in sort of vague terms. My therapist specializes in an issue because he too has/had that issue. I have mentioned that I am in therapy to a friend of mine for this issue, and mentioned that the therapist has also gone through it. Now, she continues to absentmindedly refer to the therapist in a somewhat derogatory manner based around this issue. I want to bring this up to discuss my frustration with it and how I feel like she's also disrespecting me on the basis of this issue, but I don't want to insult the therapist because of what she has said or because of the fact that I have talked about him/mentioned him to others.
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