March 30, 2021

Therapist

Is It OK to Ask Your Therapist Personal Questions?

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As a client in talk therapy, it can feel like there’s an unspoken boundary between you and your therapist concerning what questions you’re allowed to ask about their personal life. Can you ask them if they are married or single, or if they have kids, or about their political beliefs? Should you?

There’s no easy solution to this dilemma, and there’s definitely a line you don’t want to cross. You don’t want to make things weird with your therapist by prying into their personal life or pressing them for sensitive information—

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