My regular doctor, who's a retired Flight Surgeon, told me shrinks are sick people who want other people to be dependent on them. Having emotional problems? He's says fly a plane, sail a boat, ride a bike, get an escape activity for yourself and only yourself. If others join in, great, if others turn it into a chore, get another and don't let them in. He said watching sports doesn't count, you have to be active in what you do and you have to really lose yourself in it.Yeah Scotty, why pay some guy to listen when you can do it over a beer with other guys and have fun doing it?
And for what its worth....... A payment on a bike is much cheaper than seeing a therapist with no insurance. Those jerk offs want $80-$200 just to to analyze you for 30 minutes, tell you all your faults, and tell you to come back in a few weeks so we can do it all again. The last shrink I was seeing seemed to be a cool dude and made me feel better..... For about 8 months after I realized he just kept telling me the same crap over and over again. the only relief I got was bitching about my wife.
Absolutely! Or as a shrink would say, "Whadda you think?" Bare