So proud of you! I echo Olivia’s comments – it is indeed good to be able to share with a trained outsider. I’m in the same place with my counselor, though I told her on day one. She has been great, and it is so freeing to talk with her in a way that I simply can’t with my wife. It may sound cold of me, but I think the difference is that I don’t care about the counselor’s feelings so I can just tell her whatever is on my mind in the way that comes to me – I don’t have to worry about ‘how she’s going to take it,’ if that makes sense.
Take full advantage now that you’ve put it out there with her, and I’m hoping that you benefit bountifully from the experience.