My psychiatrist recommended I go to therapy, but I don’t want to talk honestly and openly about my issues, so should I even bother with it?

You should only “bother with it” if you want to change in some way. If you are happy with the way your life is at the moment, you need not do a thing.

Obviously, I’m being sarcastic. You’re seeing a psychiatrist for some reason. Medication only treats the symptoms and does not address the underlying issues. This means you are unlikely to make any progress at all by taking the meds alone, although you might feel better. You might get away with this approach for a while, but in my experience, pills are limited in what they can do. You are still you. Whatever is causing your symptoms is still there. Chances are it will rear it’s ugly head again in some way down the line, if you continued avoiding the issues.

It’s up to you. Deal with the discomfort of talking openly and honestly about your issues, or deal with the suffering those issues will impact on your life.

You can also avoid going to medical doctors, brushing your teeth, exercising, eating healthy, going to work or school, cleaning your apartment, or anything else that might cause you some discomfort, but you’ll end up in physical pain, toothless, penniless, and possibly homeless. In short, we have to do some things that we might not want to do in order to take care of ourselves and live a relatively satisfying life. The price for not doing those things is so much higher.


2019-02-02T04:02:48+00:00 February 2nd, 2019|