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18 people share the most valuable thing they learned in therapy.

18 people share the most valuable thing they learned in therapy.

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Strangers on social media are quick these days to give "go to therapy" advice whenever anyone posts something troubling, simply unfunny, or problematic, but therapy is much more powerful than a comeback to a internet troll...

Therapy has helped countless people work through their past trauma, career problems, romantic relationships and friendships. While it might seem "trendy" right now considering Zoom therapy or the endless therapy memes shared on Instagram, seeking help when you need it can be difficult, but courageous. Shifting your perspective on goals or thought patterns that hold you back can sometimes be a simple reset that was right in front of you. With a little wisdom from a professional, you can change your life in surprising ways.

So, when a Reddit user asked, "What is the best, most valuable thing you’ve learned from therapy?" people were ready to share the life lessons or mantras they've taken away from their time with a therapist.

1.

You can't control the actions of others, and you can't presume to know their motivations either. A simple example would be "Jack is always drumming his fingers on the desk to annoy me. He knows I hate that!" The fact is that, unless Jack tells you that, you cannot know if that's his motivation. Most likely, he's doing it absent-mindedly. I know it's a silly example, but it applies to a lot of things. We tend to be very self-centered in our thinking. - Snugglor

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