There's nothing more humbling than finding you're living out a big flaming cliché, although it (of course) feels like you are the first person to have this experience in all of history. Five years ago, my coming-out cliché hit me like a ton of rubyfruit. I fell in love with my lady therapist.
Falling in love with your psychiatrist can be a normal part of therapy. Known as transference, the patient is transferring feelings she has toward a parent or authority figure, onto the therapist.
While dining with a colleague last night and hashing over a recent case, my friend commented that Sotomayor is a great ad for psychotherapy!