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Yes, with all of them, I've seen a few but only really the first meeting.. >.< I don't really like to talk face to face with someone about my sa like that...
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I wish I could have cried in front of her, or just cry on my own even. At the moment I have a hard time expressing my emotions especially pain/shame. Hopefully one day I will experience crying again....
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It's really hard articulating everything like that to someone, it was like all the pain combined from the last six years. I cried, I don't feel bad for it either, The tears were pretty manly so...
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I've gotten teary eyed but haven't actually allowed myself to really cry in front of her. It would probably feel good to cry get some emotions out instead of bottling them up...
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I think I've cried nearly every time I've been to one. Except one jerk I tried and hated. I cry pretty easily though when trying to discuss anything emotional about myself or if I get upset/angered.

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I went to my first councelling session yday. i started to cry when she asked me "And how are you", it absolutely set me off, poor woman prob didnt know what she said to offend me, lol. And i cried near the end of the session. Feel stupid now but what ya gonna do bout it? I was feeling very fragile the last few weeks and i feel like i cleared my head after that session
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I went to my first councelling session yday. i started to cry when she asked me "And how are you", it absolutely set me off, poor woman prob didnt know what she said to offend me, lol. And i cried near the end of the session. Feel stupid now but what ya gonna do bout it? I was feeling very fragile the last few weeks and i feel like i cleared my head after that session
Nothing to feel bad about. As you said yourself, "it cleared your head" so that means the session essentially worked!

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Yeah - I'd figure if I didn't cry then I didn't dig deep enough and didn't make any progress. Crying is truly a cleansing and is necessary for healing - whether you are a man or a woman. Especially in therapy. When I used to get counseling with my Priest after my husband died I think I cried every time, plus with the few therapists I have seen - I hated it... it made me feel stupid and weak... but I know logically that is not what it did and that it was normal and necessary.
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Yup...
I havent had a therapist since i was 16 but spent most of my time crying and tryin' to hide it!
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Yes. Quite often.
In fact, I'd say that in the 4 months that I've been seeing her, I've probably cried 3/4 of the times I've been. We talk about a lot of stuff that's really difficult for me to discuss. Sometimes, she the first person I've ever told that specific thing to.

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Hmm. I'm seeing a psychologist tomorrow for the first time and I'm supposed to lay everything thats wrong out on the table. We'll see if I make it through without a breakdown.
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Yep. 1st time.
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I used to try to be macho and hold it in with not letting myself break. But I've come to learn it is much more macho to let yourself be vulnerable and cry. Its scary stuff. But therapy is all about having a safe place you can let all your crap out.

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I have been right on the borderline of crying; however, for some reason I view crying in front of a therapist so sterotypical I did not want to do it so I held it back as much as I could. I know it acceptable to cry in front of a therapist and perhaps a good release...I just always feel strange expressing myself.
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With my first theraphist I cried one time,but that was just because I didn't feel comfortable with him and we just talked about crap anyway..

I've been seeing a new theraphist 3 times now and I think I've cried in all 3 of them.lol..I've stopped feeling embarassed about it,because I am talking about things that are hard to talk about and I usually cry in situations like that.
They do expect it,why else would they have all those boxes of tissues laying around there?
I've always been a person who tear up easily,I don't do it on purpose,but sometimes when I get angry or sad they just come.When I was little people would laugh at me and make me feel stupid,and it made me think that I shouldn't show emotions because I thought that I was weak.
But it's a natural thing and sometimes it just comes out..




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Too many times to count. It's a safe place to cry.
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I don't recall ever doing it. I came close a couple of times, but held back because I was afraid they'd find it whiny or self-pitying and think I'm pathetic. How ridiculous is that?
Nah, I'd feel exactly the same.
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Definitely. More than once. I hate it, but I can't help it. I even almost cried when I just saw my new therapist for the first time not too long ago. For a stupid reason too. I cry easily, especially when panicked & she was trying to force me to have an appointment when I knew I couldn't do it & when I was trying to explain to her why I couldn't do it, I almost started to cry.

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