Many years ago I conducted a group for couples when the wives had breast cancer. This was one of the most open, vulnerable and intimate groups I've ever had the privilege to spend time with. There were 8 couples in the group and together we went to four funerals. And as we watched our friend deteriorate, the group seemed to grow closer and more loving towards her and her husband. And then we held her husband in his grief for as long as he needed us.
This kindred spirit business is like the bonds formed by soldiers in war or siblings who endure trauma together. They just "get it" when they feel no one else can.
And isn't this what we all want? I think from childhood through old age, we just want to be understood for who we are and not what we look like or what we accomplish. That's the power of these groups.
I believe that's the power of this group-and especially our monthly web chat group.
Join us Dan (and everyone else)