"You can't change what you refuse to confront."
There is an idea that therapy is easy. You sit on the couch, you open up about what is on your mind and you leave lifted. In, out, problem solved...great clarity achieved...mood improved. While the ultimate goal is for you to have your mood and outlook improved as well as having a feeling of increased control over your concerns, what some either forget or do not linger on is that therapy is actually a challenge at times. Fitting seeing as what we are going through is a challenge at times. In order to come out the other side of a difficult situation, or string of difficult situations, we need to be open and honest about the situation. We need to get into the details. You know, those parts of the issue that often we'd rather not discuss because its too hard or uncomfortable. That time on the couch is valuable. Use it to get to the meat of the issue. When therapy feels tough or leaves us feeling emotions afterward that we hadn't intended, its our minds working through the situation that brought us there to begin with. Its PROGRESS. Its a good thing. Its not a comfortable or easy thing all of the time, but stick with it. You'll get to the other side.