I think my therapist is taking advantage of me…

…for my fount of useless knowledge. During today’s session, in between us talking about my conflicts with my mom, she asked me if I would mind sorting out the various ethnic groups involved in the Balkans conflict of the 1990s for her, and also could I please name the various languages used in that region, and what countries had the former Yugoslavia now become?

Being me, of course, I very cheerfully did so, and added a few tidbits about Czechoslovakia too. Also the standard of living in that part of the world.

3 thoughts on “I think my therapist is taking advantage of me…

  1. Justin March 23, 2012 / 2:01 am

    Did your therapist give a reason why she was asking these questions? Do you think she was she attempting to find out how your mind processed information or trying to get this info for other reasons?

    • Meaghan March 23, 2012 / 2:46 am

      No, just genuinely curious about it all.

  2. Margie March 23, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    I would be really put off if my therapist ask me those questions during our session and I would feel as if I were being taken advantage of. If the therapist asked me after our session, when I was “off the clock”, I might be flattered. Long time ago, my husband and I went to marital counseling. My husband insisted it be a Christian counselor. I am not a Christian. Anyway, during our counseling session, the counselor told me that it was the Christian belief that I was going to hell. He then took up counseling time by telling us that he knew Tim LaHaye, one of the guys who wrote the “Left Behind” novels, and bla bla bla Christian end times talk, bla bla. I reported him to our insurance company.

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