KathyG Posted January 1, 2008 Report Share Posted January 1, 2008 Hi everyone, I feel very comfortable on this forum and have already received great support from the people here. You encourage and inspire me. I'm learning a lot from those who've been inhabiting this world of grief longer than I have. That's why it would be good to hear your thoughts on the following issue.The forum helps me, but I feel I need additional counseling. I met individually with a grief counselor from the hospice where my husband died and she encouraged me to come to one of their local support group meetings. I went, but hearing the other group members' sad stories made me feel uncomfotable even more depressed than I already was. (For some reason, hearing the stories of the people on this forum doesn't have those effects.)I know that support group meetings aren't right for everybody. But should I go to at least one more meeting before giving up on them? Individual counseling seems like a better fit for me, but I'd probably have to ask the hospice to assign me to a new counselor since the person I talked with before doesn't seem to want to meet with me privately. Should I give the support group another chance, or follow my instincts and seek individual counseling? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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