"I am blessed with a wonderful partner, brilliant family and a handful of incredible friends, but there are still things I wouldn’t want to discuss with them – or, rather, I wasn’t quite ready to tell them.
Being able to talk about your life to somebody who isn’t involved in it, is very freeing. It enables you to get an unbiased opinion about your situation. You can say whatever you want, and it doesn’t matter. There’s no risk of their feelings being hurt. You can express things which might cause your family to be concerned or cause a fuss.
The person you discuss these with has chosen to be a counsellor because they want to help people. They are paid and trained to handle the situation. There seems to be very little which shocks my counsellor, too, which I appreciate. I can talk openly about my experiences, and she just listens." Taken from Sarah's Thinking Again for more from this blog, click here