I don’t mean the title in the cliché way that it might be taken because of the commen saying. I wrote a thread last week about needing reassurance and connection from my therapist, which can be found here: https://www.myptsd.com/threads/what-can-my-therapist-say-do-to-provide-reassurance-connection.86542/ I haven’t received any replies (yet), and my next session is tomorrow. I am physically safe, and self harm is not an issue, but I am quite literally not okay. I don’t know how to express that, or perhaps what’s more important, is that I don’t know how to be okay with my current situation. The fact that I need major surgery is not an issue; I have accepted that. However, I am struggling with the need to express my emotions and feeling safe enough to do so. The specific emotional expression is what I am struggling with; not in the safety/stabilization sense. I have a tendency to engage and logical conversation, and I find it hard to be vulnerable at the same time. I want to find a way to communicate the need for my therapist to sit with me in my pain. Any suggestions would be extremely welcome and helpful.