Game of Thrones and Endings
Endings Are Important
The end of any relationship can be difficult and that can include a relationship that you have with something that is not a person. The news has been reporting recently how fans of Game of Thrones can readily find counselling support for the feelings that they experience after their favourite show has run its course.
While I’m not a fan of the show (although I’ll admit that visually it’s very good) I do appreciate how a fan might feel sadness after several years of committing time and energy to something, so I can understand to some degree the sense of loss.
I’ve seen many clients over the years in my capacity as a counsellor and the endings have varied widely. When you end a relationship with a person, do you think carefully about it and plan what you would like to say? Do you end things suddenly, or do you think about ending the relationship at a time in the future? Do you avoid talking to the person that you’re ending the relationship with; do you do it via message in order to avoid speaking to them even by phone? What do endings really mean to you? These are all questions that can sometimes through up interesting insights into how we feel about ourselves and how we relate to others.