”If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” a quote from Thumper in the Disney film Bambi. Most of us operate with our family and friends in this way says Cheryl Fuller so that we don’t hurt peoples feelings or make them angry with us.
However if you are in therapy this rule needs to be put on hold. Cheryl argues that if you don’t tell your therapist how you really feel then there is very little that the therapist can do to help you. ”Putting those feelings into words is a key part of what therapy is about, after all, because that opens the doorway to understanding where they come from and how to deal with them in ways that are helpful rather than destructive in life.”
It’s all about being honest isn’t it? Honest about your feelings and being who you really are; not who you think you should be!