Being Listened to Makes Such a Difference
It's official I am normal - I have had my doubts over the last few months but yesterday the Dr confirmed it.
I skipped down the road towards the tube station, I felt relieved and happy. A weight lifted from my shoulders.
I don't wish to put anyone off reading this post but, as a woman of a certain age, I am experiencing a lack of oestrogen and this is sending me a bit do lally!! I have an extra voice inside my mind, we call her Menopausal Mary at home, sorry if you are called Mary :-)
It's the only way I can describe this person inside my mind who plays with my security, my thoughts and my feelings. Whenever I am behaving oddly or over emotional or snapping for no reason my partner gently asks me if Mary is in the house. Of course if she is I snap back, "no, this is me".
At times I have been quite concerned about my mental health but this is all apparently quite normal.
My Dr gave me a great listening too today. She let me speak, worked out what my concerns were, was honest, very genuine and explained everything to me in simplistic terms.
I was with her for half an hour and during our time together she made me feel important. She made a big difference to my day.
Being listened too was all she did, added some practical advice and guidance and away I went.
Life seems so much better and I have a better understanding of Mary - for now anyway 😬