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Old 04-10-2004, 08:07 PM   #1
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i feel really bad..help

is it ok to ask someone who is in a depression clinic if they are going to get unhealthily attached to you?

 
Old 04-10-2004, 10:12 PM   #2
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Re: i feel really bad..help

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is it ok to ask someone who is in a depression clinic if they are going to get unhealthily attached to you?
That's a tough question and I don't know the answer.... I personally would not bring that question up, but hopefully someone with more expertise in this area will answer you

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Old 04-11-2004, 10:22 PM   #3
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Re: i feel really bad..help

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is it ok to ask someone who is in a depression clinic if they are going to get unhealthily attached to you?
Are you talking about asking them before it becomes an issue or once it already has? I wouldn't think they would have any way of knowing how they're going to feel in advance. That sort of attachment is developed slowly over time and is brought about by feelings of acceptance in the face of that in which you find shame or regret. If you're talking about asking a person to whom you believe already has become unhealthily attached then I would say yes, it's important to bring that *tactfully* to their attention. Failure to bring it to their attention can be detrimental to their success in therapy because they will desire to maintain their failures in order to keep the relationship going.

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Old 04-13-2004, 04:41 PM   #4
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Are you talking about asking them before it becomes an issue or once it already has? I wouldn't think they would have any way of knowing how they're going to feel in advance. That sort of attachment is developed slowly over time and is brought about by feelings of acceptance in the face of that in which you find shame or regret. If you're talking about asking a person to whom you believe already has become unhealthily attached then I would say yes, it's important to bring that *tactfully* to their attention. Failure to bring it to their attention can be detrimental to their success in therapy because they will desire to maintain their failures in order to keep the relationship going.
Excellent answer and well thought out as usual Much better than my feeble attempt to help out

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