I saw this sweatshirt on a social media ad, and I HAD to have it. I loved it! Anyone who knows me would probably be surprised that I’m enamored of a sweatshirt saying “I’m not for everyone.” Well, I’m a therapist, for starters, so aren’t I supposed to get along with everyone? – Yeah, that’s not how that works (as my kids would say), and is an unattainable bar not just for therapists, but for all humans.
A therapist-client relationship is unique: This is the person you are trusting to share deep secrets, walk with in dark corners and weather the most brutal storms. If I were for everyone, I’d be a saint, not a therapist. When it’s a good fit, therapy is a beautiful thing, and the same is true with any relationship. But you won’t be a good fit for everyone, and this sweatshirt reminds me that it’s ok. It says that I’m aware of and value who I am: the good parts and the flawed parts. It says that I love all of me and broadcasts the message that you should too.
Not all relationships work or should work. Accepting this means clarifying who I am, what I want and what feels right. It also means trusting what does and doesn’t feel right, which is a constant process because we’re continually growing and changing. What I value today versus five years ago isn’t the same. It’s an evolution and an endless job.
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If you are interested in the “I’m not for everyone” sweatshirt, it is available at Amazon HERE