easy child/difficult child update

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Wiped Out, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I posted about a month ago about easy child/difficult child coming to me and telling me she was so depressed and needed to see a therapist.

    Yesterday she finally saw a therapist (took forever to get an appointment). She was really excited to know that she was going yesterday. She came back and was in a very good mood. We asked her if she liked the therapist and she said yes that she was very helpful.

    About 20 minutes later she apologized to me for something she had done a couple of months ago (she had thrown a tv remote at me and it hit me in the nose and I had a severe nose bleed along with a ton of pain-pain lasted a long time-I posted it about it in PE at the time). She never truly apologized-just a sort of half meant one. So yesterday I was surprised when she did apologize for real (to be honest I almost forgot about the incident). I asked if she had brought this up to the new therapist and she had. It must have been weighing on her fairly heavily for her to bring it up at the first appointment.

    In general easy child/difficult child has been in a better mood lately. She thinks she has a career picked out, she even met with an academic counselor. She also is actively looking for a new job (she hates hers but won't quit til she has a new one). In addition, she had a friend over last night (this is huge for her because she really never does anything socially at all).

    She still has a long way to go but it has been nice seeing some improvements lately.
  2. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    Like. like.like....
  3. Liahona

    Liahona Guest

    That is great news! Sounds like she is on her way to feeling better.
  4. Bunny

    Bunny Active Member

    Great news!!
  5. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Very good! Progress, for sure. I agree, it must have been weighing on her.
    I hope this good streak holds!
  6. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Wonderful news. The best part is that going to the psychiatrist was her idea, her choice, that seems very significant. And that she apologized for the remote incident and talked about that in her therapy also feels very significant. It feels as if she has turned a corner in her gfgness. I'm happy for you.
  7. StressedM0mma

    StressedM0mma Active Member

    What great news!!
  8. Tiapet

    Tiapet Old Hand

    :) nice post!
  9. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks Ladies! I am hopeful but as always waiting for the other shoe to drop. Wonder if that feeling will ever stop for either child!
  10. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Good news! Sounds like she was really feeling awful about the remote incident. How nice that she was able to apologize after one session. Sounds like she needed guidance on how to do that. She is a keeper! therapist and easy child/difficult child i mean!