Prince Harry Reveals After 'Meeting And Being' With Meghan Markle, He Needed 'Therapy' Otherwise He 'Was Going To Lose This Woman Who I Could See Spending The Rest Of My Life With'
Meghan Markle has always been Prince Harry's No. 1 fan from the start! In fact, the former actress was the one who thought her husband needed to talk to someone about his past.
"It was meeting and being with Meghan, I knew that if I didn't do therapy and fix myself, that I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with," he said in his new documentary series, The Me You Can't See.
The two started dating in 2016, and when they got into an argument, Meghan thought Harry needed to work through some of his issues.
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"There was a lot of learning right at the beginning of our relationship. She was shocked to be coming backstage of the institution of the British royal family," he continued. "When she said, 'I think you need to see someone,' that was in reaction to an argument we had. And in that argument, not knowing about it, I reverted back to 12-year-old Harry."
"The moment I started therapy and probably within my second session, my therapist turned around to me, and said, 'That sounds like you are reverting to 12-year-old Harry.' I felt somewhat ashamed and defensive. She said, 'I'm not calling you a child. I'm expressing sympathy and empathy for you for what happened to you when you were a child. You never processed it. You were never allowed to talk about it. And all of a sudden now, it's coming up in different ways as projection,'" he said. "That was the start of a learning journey for me. I became aware that I'd been living in a bubble, within this family, within this institution, I was sort of almost trapped in a thought process or a mindset."
Fortunately, going to therapy only helped Harry in the long run.
"I quickly established that if this relationship was going to work, that I was going to have to deal with my past because there was anger there and it wasn't anger at her. It was just anger and she recognized it. She saw it," Harry revealed. "So how do I fix this? And it was a case of you need to go back to the past, go back to the point of trauma, deal with it, process it and then move forward."
"You've sometimes got to go back and to deal with really uncomfortable situations and to be able to process it in order to be able to heal. For me, therapy has equipped me to be able to take on anything. That's why I'm here now. That's why my wife is here now," he said. "We chose to put our mental health first. That's what we're doing. And that's what we will continue to do."