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06 Apr 2006

Support Groups
Some comments, please CS, on what Seneca the Roman writer and philosopher said :

Maliuolum solacii genus est turba miserorum. (A crowd of fellow-sufferers is a miserable kind of comfort)

Or do we get strength from such a crowd. I titled this post "Support Groups"
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01 Jan 0001

Interesting challenge, Jakes !
And what an erudite quote ! In my experience there are support groups, and support groups. In some, where they gather to share their strengths and strategies, it can be most helpful. In others, where they gather to share their misery and compete as to who suffered the most, its miserable indeed. I like Chelle's pont about the value of such a group having a mix of people at various stages of coping with whatever the focal problem is.

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