In Reply to: Re: Has anyone sought any form of therapy? Success? posted by Renee on June 25, 2008 at 20:34:47:
My general deeper intimacy issues are not necessarily related to TF, but more to my upbringing and experiences in society at large, and I believe, not a whole lot more severe due to my being in the cult.
On the shallower end of intimacy, one thing was I stopped hugging for a while and only shook hands. I didn't know how/when to hug in a natural or cultrally-appropriate way, because I associated it with the hug-greetings we did in the cult. But it was no more awkward for me than the two-kiss greetings everybody gave each other in France. Suddenly hugging just felt unnatural/foreign/insincere, like I wasn't used to it. After a while it was fine to hug, because I defined in new terms what a hug meant for me.
A number of people who post here have been to therapy. Perhaps they will reply about it when they drop by to read the boards.