This is what the “mental health” profession needs to remember…
They are people who took the Driver’s Ed class but have never been behind the wheel.
So they book learn all about driving.
They watch other people drive.
They have a stock pile of advice to give someone who is driving.
But they have no idea what it is like to actually drive the car.
I don’t think I need to belabor that analogy. I think you get it.
It would just be helpful for them to remember that they may have taken a class but they cannot drive a car.
Therefore, there are limits to how much they can tell us before they are out of their depth.
And they can only help with one piece of it all.
They can tell you what you are “supposed” to do when your car skids in the snow…
but we can tell each other what WE DID when our car skidded in the snow…
That is why we need each other.
I wish they told us that.