Joined: 09 Dec 2003
Location: Washington, the State, USA
|Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:41 am Post subject:
|I seem to be able to connect with male doctors in general. I'm not sure why, but my general family doctor is a man, my gyno is a man, my therapist is also male. It seems to be so difficult for men to express sympathy, empathy and understanding that when I get that from men (espescially within a caring profession) it is much more validating to me. Maybe it fulfills my own need to be 'fathered', I don't know. I just know it works for me. It also took a long time and several doctors (both male and female) to find one I could trust and talk openly with. Now I'm more comfortable with that.
I'm happy you found someone to talk to. Ultimetly, that is what's most important.
Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to be where he was-RL Evans
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission-Eleanor Roosevelt