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Toxic Relationships

Some of us grew up with parents, either biological, adopted or foster.  While others were raised by grandparents or other family members.  Regardless of who raised you, there was probably a level of expectation, spoken or just intrinsically known, that you would show respect, support, and remain in this family, till death do us part, forever and ever amen.  Leaving was something soulless individuals did in books, not real life, taboo is not a strong enough word, it felt forbidden.  

Pandemic Exhaustion

March of 2020 seems a lifetime ago, a world where masks were worn only by medical staff and tourists.  Where pandemics were a thing of the past, at least that is how it seemed.  School shutdowns happened during natural disasters and massive snow storms.  Where wiping down groceries would have been deemed neurotic.  

Pivot, Plan B cont.

Last week’s blog topic, Plan B, resonated with members and those who follow the site on Instagram.  Life rarely going according to plan is a subject most of us are willing to pull a chair up and talk about, not because misery loves company, but because finding common ground creates community.  That is why SupportGroups is so successful, we offer a place where people can safely talk, allowing the circumstances and issues that are weighing them down to slide off, even if for a moment.    

Plan B isn't failure

Life at its most comfortable is when everything goes according to plan.  Family and friends play supportive roles in your life, plans are made and carried out, therapy is scheduled and your relationship with your therapist is one of trust and admiration, medication is on point, all issues and illnesses are handled and life is going well.  As lovely as that sounds, anyone outside a movie or a well written book doesn’t actually have any of those things in apple-pie order.

Feeling Overwhelmed

In our corner of the world we sit at our desk, typing at our computer after a morning filled with exercising before the sun peaked out, helping with school lunch packing, drinking coffee and driving to several school drop offs.  Living in a state where masks are being hotly contested it feels like an uphill battle both ways keeping our children safe and healthy, which leads us to feel overwhelmed and scared for the future.  Also, we feel generally out of the loop with all conversations and news regarding Afghanistan and the US withdrawing troops.  It has come to our attention


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