Post Archives tagged ‘support group’



I’m Not Your Punching Bag

Posted on: January 19th, 2018 by
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Punching bag Awhile ago, I wrote a post about those breast cancer support group members who were more of an albatross to me than a help. You can read about it here. Within the last year or so, two of the three offending, most insidious group members, D and S, contacted me. As I haven’t had Continue reading the story "I’m Not Your Punching Bag"

The Support Group That Went Haywire

Posted on: March 14th, 2013 by
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As a breast cancer patient, I tried a few support groups. However, I couldn’t relate to others’ situations and didn’t quite fit in. What bothered me was people’s unwillingness or inability to talk about their innermost struggles and fears. At Gilda’s Club, a monthly support group was worth checking out. It was moderated by a social worker who was also a breast cancer survivor. I sat Continue reading the story "The Support Group That Went Haywire"

The Youngest Support Group

Posted on: February 28th, 2013 by
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I recently witnessed a support group in action – and it was comprised of four-year-olds. It was the end of a weary day, and I was picking up my daughter from pre-school. As usual, I was in a hurry to get her home. After all, we had a schedule to follow: dinner, some mandatory fun, and bedtime rituals. I was also preoccupied – dwelling on work I Continue reading the story "The Youngest Support Group"