I’ve been going to therapy for eight years now. I’ve learned that it’s usually just easier to keep doing what you’ve been doing — even if it’s been ruining your life. Change is hard, and most people will stay in a bad situation just because it’s familiar.
Wow, that rings true. As a therapist myself I witness first-hand how difficult it is for people to make changes, and the pull towards the familiar and norms of their life- even if they are dysfunctional or even distressing. Thank you for sharing your experience with overcoming this!