“How do you handle listening to people’s problems all day?” – questions to your therapist from Buzzfeed. Answer: I don’t!
Buzzfeed.co.uk had a page about therapy for Mental Health week, “19 Questions You’ve Definitely Wanted To Ask Your Therapist.” Silly yes, but they have enough sense, I thought I’d answer a few. (Also: Buzzfeed, you are so wrong about therapy.)
Question #17 is “How do you handle listening to people’s problems all day?” And the answer is … I just don’t do it! Listening to problems is draining. Pain, however, is different. Meeting authentic pain is inspiring. Indeed it is an honour. Let me explain the difference.