I need to take a big decision, could a psychologist help?

Postby aSomewhatConfusedGuy » Sat May 11, 2019 4:38 pm

Hello.
I'm living in a country where military service is mandatory, and I'm lucky enough to have a decision between two very different positions I can fill in my service (either combat or not).

I've been thinking about this decision for a pretty long time and pretty intensively, probably taking it way too seriously, which led the decision for me to be dramatic, hard and very complicated.
I already took a decision regarding not taking some third position, which was a very bad choice, and I'm looking for help understanding and analyzing why I took this bad choice, and how can I learn from it to make the upcoming decision.

I tried figuring it out myself for some time, but I must admit that I have hard time doing so. My family and friends are either biased or don't have the will to invest time in a comprehensive discussion about it with me (which is OK and understood).

So my question is whether seeing a psychologist can help me analyze what led to the bad decision, and how can I take the future decision better? Or maybe there's another profession which is more suitable like a coach or something? Or maybe I'm overthinking it and should just decide whatever and cope with it?

Sorry for all the text :D
Thanks!
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Postby Candid » Sat May 11, 2019 4:47 pm

You're in luck. We have a psychologist on the forum who specialises in decision-making. I'm sure he'll help you.
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Postby desperate788 » Sat May 11, 2019 4:52 pm

I know him..He is richard@decision skills :)
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Postby aSomewhatConfusedGuy » Sat May 11, 2019 7:12 pm

Candid wrote:You're in luck. We have a psychologist on the forum who specialises in decision-making. I'm sure he'll help you.


First of all, thanks for the quick reply!
To be honest I believe that speaking in person to someone allows having a more in depth conversation unlike online, am I maybe misunderstanding?
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Postby Candid » Tue May 14, 2019 6:15 am

I guess you've answered your own question.
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