I'm sorry, but I am also unfamiliar with the term 'abusive monkeyspank'. At any rate, therapy in general needed for any of a myriad of different reasons is so personal to each individual. The amount of time needed in therapy is really dependent upon so many things and cannot easily be defined in terms of time, like say six months for XYS, but really more geared towards each person receiving the therapy, what their core issues are, etc. I don't think that there is a hard and fast rule in reference to how long...and I know for myself, that even several years of therapy did not 'cure' me, but enabled me to function better. The things that happened are still in my memory banks and will not dissappear, but I have learned how to live with them much more effectively.
at 1:17 PM on Feb. 4, 2010