i talked to dr barry today about adoption

its me Alicia. I got to talk to dr barry some today. it went like this.

dr barry: whose this?
me:its me allie.
dr barry: oh hi allie, how are you?
me:i’m still struggling with the same thing…adoption.
dr barry: did you get any time in therapy lately to talk about it?
me: yes I did. I talked in therapy about it and about my feelings last week. I told Eileen I wished I was able to see, because then I could get her picture and look at that. I did ask her what she looked like though.
dr barry: and did she describe herself to you?
me: yes, she did.
dr barry: and was the description she gave you the same as what you perceived her to look like in your minds eye?
me: no! it was totally different.
dr barry: do you think in time, with better communication inside, and more insiders getting along with your family, that you will too?
me: oh I don’t know dr barry. I don’t think so. I think i’ll always struggle, and feel like I don’t belong.
dr barry: what is it that you feel when you think of your real family?
me: I just feel unseen. I feel unheard. nobody in my real family acknowledges me. nobody wants to know or see or hear me. it makes me sad.
dr barry: allie, I know you are feeling sad about it, but perhaps in time, things will be different? it is my hope that they will be.
me: keep hoping for me dr barry ok? because I don’t have any hope of things getting better.

then dr barry asked me if I’d go inside and get carol anne or liz. and I did.
alicia

2 thoughts on “i talked to dr barry today about adoption”

Leave us your thoughts, we'd love to hear them!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s