BJ Shea

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BJ'S BLOG 02/22/13 "Friends and Therapists"

Today we will be revisiting an older blog that I wrote which gave good advice about knowing when a person should consider therapy instead of leaning on their friends.

A few months back, we read a Facebook message from a Rock-A-Holic named Jared. Jared’s friend had just gotten out of a two year relationship and said that he still wants to be friends with his ex. The problem is that the friend’s ex told the friend’s dad that she wants to get a restraining order against him and this isn’t the first time she has involved the cops in their relationship.

Jared has known this guy for years and has tried to get him to cut ties with this woman but this guy still insists he cares about her.

He didn’t know if he should still try to help this guy or to just stay out of it even though he asks for Jared’s advice.

This is a hard thing; I understand wanting to help a friend but why do we have to become other people’s therapists?

I have no training in the field of psychology so I cannot give you the help you need when it involves a serious problem!

It’s always the people who say that therapy is dumb and a waste of time that pesters their friends and relatives for advice they should get from a real therapist!

The best thing Jared and anyone else in this situation can do for his friend is to tell him to go to counselor because they are the only ones who can help his friend before he does something he will regret. 

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02/22/2013 9:50AM
BJ'S BLOG 02/22/13 "Friends and Therapists"
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