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Have ever seen a therapist? What made you decide to go? Was it helpful?

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Yep, I have seen a Therapist a few times, and each experience was helpful.

In 2014 I had a year from hell, my relationship with my business partner disintegrated, I was told I had cancer, tumors, or Crohn’s disease (in that order), and I got diagnosed with an annular disc tear and couldn’t do any sports other than walking and swimming for 9 months. I was a wreck and just barely keeping it together. I was dating my future wife at the time and also got engaged and married that year. I wish I had thought about getting some help earlier, but I was so out of wack I did not even see it as an option. My future wife asked me to go late in the year about 10 months into it and I wish I had gone so much sooner.

I went for about 6 weeks and it was so helpful in processing all the emotions and thoughts. I wish I had gone when everything started. The only reason I stopped going is my wife and I moved abroad. As soon as I got back to the USA I did another 12 weeks with someone, just to make sure everything was settled. It was also a really good experience. I highly recommend it. At the very worst it is someone to talk too and help you hold up a mirror to what you are going through.