In the last post's comments, Churlita asks:
I've been thinking about therapy again. I'm not sure if it will make things worse or better. In general, do you feel like it helps?
In general, it helps. I know who to call, right away, if ever I have suicidal thoughts, or am so panicky I cannot function.
But when things are going relatively well, it can feel like a waste of time. Especially if you're being so boring, tedious or repetitive that the pshrink is having trouble staying awake.
And when you touch on sore spots, it's not always cathartic. Sometimes it's just ripping a protective scab off a big wound. Which I think is what happened Wednesday night and why I typed the post Thursday that I did.
Things are slightly better today.