Wisdom of the Ages 413

Linda Hartmann dropped me an email to add her observations after a career as psychotherapist

The only reason that people go to therapists (we’re talking about ordinary, you – and – me people here) is that it is the first time in their life that someone has listened to them — really listened to
them — for an hour. It is extremely addictive. I have had to kick many clients out after teaching them how to make friends.

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1 Comment

  1. March 22, 2007 at 10:20 am

    That’s interesting – and one of the conclusions of a somewhat controversial book I read years ago called THE MYTH OF NEUROSIS. Most people just need someone to really listen to them – a trusted friend, family member or member of the clergy…


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