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View Poll Results: What is your tís policy on friendship after therapy?
My therapist would not allow friendship after therapy 21 37.50%
My therapist would be open to limited contact after therapy 9 16.07%
My therapist would be open to friendship after a waiting period 1 1.79%
My therapist would be open to friendship right away 3 5.36%
I would not want contact or friendship after therapy 9 16.07%
Unknown- I have not asked 10 17.86%
Other 3 5.36%
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:07 PM   #31
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My T would never allow it. She was not altogether comfortable with my having email contact with a former T from 25 years ago.

I would like to be friends with her although I'd see her a lot less often. We have a similar sense of humor and of ethics so I think we'd get on well. She said once that if we'd met under different circumstances we might have been friends and that's the best I'm ever going to get.
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:13 AM   #32
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I was friends with the first therapist I ever tried and it was just normal. Nothing horrible happened and it was not a magical experience. It was just normal. It lasted several years until she moved across the country to be near one of her children.

I would not have any reason or desire to become friends with the two I recently saw. I don't particularly like either of them. I am not all that interested in them as people and have no reason to think we would have enough in common for a friendship.
Were you already friends with the first therapist before you went to therapy, or did the friendship develop during and/or after therapy?
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