Originally Posted by Potty Diva
She is getting help, or at least attempted to get help by coming here, only to have the responses like yours thrown at her with no consideration as to what affect this mas have on her family. Think CPS.
I'm sorry, I have to chime in here. I haven't seen this thread in awhile and am shocked at the turn it has taken. Gently suggesting that someone seek counseling is not a bad thing...I'm a therapist and I get therapy and honestly, I think most people would benefit tremendously from it. Coming to an online bullentin board is NOT the same thing or remotely close. Therapy with a good therapist is a healing relationship that can work wonders in people's lives. There are plenty of places to receive free therapy...I provided therapy for organizations during my internship and beyond that provide it free to the community.
I think it is a loving suggestion and I really hate the fact that getting therapy in still so stigmatized in this society...it is the profound work of our lives and we are all entitled to it, IMO. (Obvioulsy that isn't the case because our healthcare system is pathetic, but I do believe that therapy would help 99.99% of the population).
It sounds to me like the OP could use support...and therapy can be that and much, much more.
Oh, and CPS wouldn't touch this one. These kids aren't being abused from the OP's story. It kinds of annoys me that folks think that CPS is all about snatching children out of their homes. Most CPS agencies are very interested in family preservation. I've had loads of friends working for CPS and kids are taken out of homes when it is dangerous for them to stay.