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Even if it goes badly, having somebody else decide seems safer.
To be fair to my therapist, I understand that I’m not a child anymore and that she wants me to figure things out on my own as an adult, and I get that — up to a point. For one, despite my good intentions, whatever I suggest will be mediated by my own biases and life experiences.
But if it’s a simple question, something practical or something that isn’t a deep psychological issue, why not just say what she thinks? So while I took your living situation into account, it’s also true that I advised you to buy a place partly because I bought my first home in my 30s and in hindsight I wish I’d bought earlier.
Since you’re a therapist with an advice column, do you ever give people advice in therapy? But you might have different ideas, values, and tolerance for any potential fallout.
You must have opinions about whether people should break up with their boyfriends or girlfriends, stop talking to a friend, or (hint, hint) buy a home now or wait to be more settled. What might be a good idea for me might be a disaster for you.