Have you ever had to go to counseling?

@beckyomg1 (6758)
United States
December 6, 2006 9:17am CST
I have made an appointment for my son today. He is having a really hard time with his break up with his girlfriend and i feel that he needs to talk to someone else other than me. Do you think this is a good idea? I hope it will help him.
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I think that's a good idea if he's affected by the breakup more than normal. I've had to go to counseling before for an eating disorder. I think it worked along with me becoming more comfortable with who I am on my own. I haven't really had more problems with it since thankfully.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
7 Dec 06
thank you for the response.
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@happygal68 (3277)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Yes, I do feel it may be able to help your son out. He will be able to talk about anything and not worry about being judged. The Counselor may also have other ways he can recommend to your son on how to better deal with the breakup and loss he feels. I truly hope your son will feel better soon and return to a normal life for himself.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
7 Dec 06
thank you, i think that it will help, he was much better after the visit yesterday. however he still not go to school today.still not ready to face a bunch of people. i hope that soon things will be back to normal. thanks again.
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@heat2502 (764)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I think you did the right thing. Sometimes its easier to talk to a professional or somebody you trust besides a parent. There are somethings kids have a hard time discussing with their parents. It's good he can come to you too though.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
7 Dec 06
thank you. yes we went today. it went alright i guess only time will tell.
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@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
6 Dec 06
Yes it is definatly a good idea espically if he is that emotionally affected by it. It is always a good idea to bring in an objective oppinion.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
6 Dec 06
yes that is what i thought too.thanks
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@Justme2007 (1848)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Yes I have been it helped a little bit but not enough but my problems are deeper then your sons. He should benefit from talking to someone other then you because we answer but a counselor asks questions and then listens
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
7 Dec 06
thank you for your repsonse.
@lifeis2good (1183)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Definitely See Counselor - Definitely see counselor
Yes most definitely a great idea for him to have someone else to talk to about this - sometimes it's harder to talk to a family member about a situation so close to home!!!! So it's nice to know that he can feel he's being listened to by someone outside the family and can speak his mind without worrying about what the family would think!!!! I totally understand this as my mother is a counselor - and while she has tried to counsel me - I think she has finally realized that you can't do that to your own children - it's your profession and should stay at work - not come home with you - that's just my situation. Hope things begin to lookup for your son!!!!! Break ups are always difficult to deal with!!!!
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
7 Dec 06
thank you so much for the response. yes i think it is sometimes easier to have them talk to someone other than a family member.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I think it is an excelent idea! Sometimes we just need to talk it out. And we can not always seem to express ourselves to the fullest to those we love because we do not want to cause them pain. I hope it helps you son!
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
11 Dec 06
i hope so too. thanks.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
10 Dec 06
Yes, I have had counseling before with both a psychologist and psychiatrist for depression back in 1992. It definitely helped me a lot and have been well ever since. I hope it will do the same for your son and hope he will get over the breakup with his girlfriend. It can be hard breaking up with someone. It is a good idea as they can give him more advice and feedback. I will keep my fingers crossed for him.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
11 Dec 06
thank you so much.
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I see no reason that counseling would ever be a bad idea, provided that the counselor is legitimate and trustworthy. So many people are afraid of the stigma associated with seeing a counselor or therapist that they don't go even when they really need to. I think it is a great thing that you are providing this opportunity to your son!
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
11 Dec 06
thanks, i think that it will help him all around. i would do anything to help him.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
10 Dec 06
If your son is willing to talk with a professional, it is a good idea. The problem with teenagers is that they often refuse to talk about their problems. Hopefully the counsellor will have experience dealing with younger people. The breakup of a relationship is hard for any of us, but it is especially hard for teenagers and young adults. You're a good mom to be so attuned to what he's going through.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
11 Dec 06
yes, i think that it will help him. he is willing to talk to someone so im going to take him for a bit well he is still willing to talk to someone. thanks.
@rracers89 (3247)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I think you made a wise decision in taking him for helo, just give it some time and i think he'll be ok. I have never went to a counseler n=but I have family that has gone and it really helped.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
11 Dec 06
im hoping that it will help and i know it will take a while.
@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I do think it's a good idea to go to counseling in order to talk to an objective professional. I have gone to counseling 3 times in my life and each time it really helped. I hope it helps your son too.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
9 Dec 06
i think it will help him thanks.