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Am I a burden to my family because they always have to drive me to therapy?

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Last Updated: 10/05/2020 at 1:01am
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Alex DS Ellis, MA, LMFT

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Feeling depressed or anxious can be so overwhelming. I want to help you feel better and be able to enjoy life. You are not alone and you deserve emotional support.

Top Rated Answers
July 4th, 2016 5:44pm
No, not at all! If they are driving you to therapy in means they want to help and support you and that is something some people don't have. It can be stressful for a parent, I know my dad was when he used to drive me to therapy but in the end it's all for you and you are worth it. :)
April 1st, 2015 3:18am
Driving you to therapy is not a burden. Going to therapy is a good thing. It would be a good thing for you to see them being supportive.
April 4th, 2015 1:55pm
No of course not. They wouldn't take you to therapy if they see it as a burden anyway. They are your family and they can be your greatest source of support and strength as you go through the therapy.
May 8th, 2015 10:15pm
Of course not. Your family is there to help you and you probably would do the same for them, so having them drive you to therapy must not make you feel a burden for them, they are having a big role in your recovery and healing with help and support!
May 30th, 2015 5:56am
Let me start by saying how lucky you are to have family members to take you to therapy! It seems like they are supportive of you! I would suggest you to talk about this with your family, and see how they respond to your question.
August 18th, 2015 5:47am
No, you are definitely not a burden. Your family cares about you and they want you to get the help you need.
September 14th, 2015 5:15am
If anything, you're letting your family help you get better, and there's nothing more painful than not being able to help a loved one. So don't ever feel like your a burden, and if there's anyone offering to support, give them that chance becuz I am sure they would want to support you in any way :)
September 21st, 2015 5:01pm
This is quite a common response from depressed people. However, it is illegitimately founded and un true.
September 22nd, 2015 1:01am
Of course not. They sueely want you to get better and they obviously care or they wouldnt do it! It'll be okay! :)
January 4th, 2016 5:33pm
No! When you have a family you commit to helping them through thick and thin. If they were in the same position, would you drive them to therapy? In the future they will likely need a helping hand and that is when you can step in and pay them back in kind. Until then pay them back with thanks and love.
January 12th, 2016 2:06pm
Not at all!! Your family obviously want the best for you (paying for therapy) so there is no way you could be a burden!
September 12th, 2016 3:46am
No you are not a burden! Your family cares about you and that's why they take you to the therapist. They want to see you get better!
October 17th, 2016 3:52am
absolutly not. you need to get better do you not? and if theyre your only way to get there. they shouldbe HAPPY that their children are going to therapy to get better
April 25th, 2017 10:28pm
It might be; it's good to give others the choice whether they drive someone else or not, if public transportation is available. Also asking for a ride in a confident playful answer, being willing to accept no can help the others feel less burdened. Being grateful for each time someone chooses to help in anyway, helps them feel more comfortable helping you the next time. Good manners can go a long way.
May 23rd, 2017 3:47pm
You are not a burden! They are your family and your health is important to them, I'm sure of it. You're going to therapy to get better, and I am sure that they want you to get better. It's not as though you frivolously decided you felt like therapy, you don't go there because it's such a fun activity, I'm sure. Think of it this way: would you have these thoughts if they had to drive you to the doctor because you had a broken leg?
June 13th, 2017 4:21pm
No you are not. Your family loves and cares about you. They want the best for you and that's why they drive you to therapy.
July 25th, 2017 8:22pm
Absolutely not. Don't ever think that you are a burden because you are receiving help for whatever reason you are going to therapy for. That is what family is there for, to help you get to A to B. If you feel therapy isnt working out for you then you may want to speak up and tell them. But if you are benefiting from it then dont stop going because they have sass going on. They might be acting a certain way because of the day ahead of them or the day behind them. communicate with your family so you can hear it from their mouth.
August 15th, 2017 9:08pm
You're not a burden, it sounds like they are taking you to something very important. If you were just making them drive you around for fun or for unnecessary things, then maybe it would be a burden. But you're not doing that, they're just taking you to therapy. They are taking you somewhere where you can improve your life and to feel better. That doesn't sound like it would ever be a burden. I'm sure they want the best for you, and if that includes driving you to therapy, then that's all it is :) If you're ever feeling bad about it, maybe just make sure that you express your gratitude, tell them thank you for always driving you and how important it is to you!
September 4th, 2017 8:16pm
I don't think that you are. They want you to be happy and get they help that you need so they are willing to take you there.
March 19th, 2018 12:51am
You aren't necessary a burden to them, if they keep referring you to a therapy over and over again it may be because after they helped you they don't think that what they said to you is beneficial and that's why they help you find a therapist to better help and work through your problems.
June 18th, 2018 1:09am
No not at all I am sure your family wants to take you to therapy because they care for you and want you to get better.
April 20th, 2020 4:45pm
No you are not , they love you and they love doing things for you , so let them love you , and show them that you appreciate what they are doing , this will make them happy , you are not a burden to your family , they love you no matter what happens , they will do anything in order to see you happy , if you want them to be happy , then you have to be first , and their happiness comes from yours and vice versa , so try to think about it more
October 5th, 2020 1:01am
Absolutely not. Family will be there to support you, so asking them to help you while your in need and trying to work on yourself should make them proud that your growing as a person and know that you can see that you need help and are finding it. Family will support you! I think your family knowing that you feel like you can ask them for help when your working on yourself will help them understand that your doing what you need to do to become a better person not only for you, but for your family too