As humans, we need to feel like we belong. Support groups can provide connections with people who share your experiences, which is very needed and validating when most others just don’t understand what you’re going through.

But, it doesn’t matter how many people “get” you, because they’re not coming to rescue you. If you don’t offer yourself forgiveness and grace, you can’t accept it from others. It’s all you.

Something else that happens is that because our brains are looking for the negative, you will start to use these support groups against yourself – comparing and belittling yourself until you end up back where you started.

What’s the solution? Learning to manage your own mind, allow and process your feelings, and self-soothe. To be the parents our children need, we have to take care of ourselves.

If you would like to talk about where you are, where you want to be, and how we can work together to get there, Contact Us.

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