How do I know when it’s time to end therapy? (2)

How do I become less attached to her?
It is normal to feel attached to your therapist, and there is no magic solution to becoming less attached. However, here are some strategies you can try:

1. Discuss your feelings: Talking openly and honestly with your therapist about your feelings of attachment is the first step in dealing with them. Your therapist may be able to share some insights and help you develop coping strategies.

2. Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness involves staying present in the current moment and engaging in the current experience, rather than dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. Practicing mindfulness can help you stay centered in the present moment and not get caught up in thoughts or feelings related to your therapist.

3. Self-reflection: Reflecting on the reasons why you may have become so attached to your therapist is important to explore. This can help you identify patterns of behavior or thought that contribute to this attachment, and you may be able to work on changing these patterns.

4. Work on relationships outside of therapy: Focusing on building strong relationships with friends and family can help you feel less dependent on your therapist for emotional support.

5. Set boundaries: Setting clear boundaries around communication with your therapist, such as saving certain topics to talk about in session, can help you maintain a healthy separation between your therapeutic relationship and other areas of your life.

Remember, it is important to work through your attachment to your therapist in your own time and at your own pace. It is a natural part of the therapeutic process, and addressing it can lead to personal growth and greater independence.