Originally Posted by Elster
Out of interest - and by all means you don't have to say - but have you suffered similar problems too?
I am plagued with bulimia and I rarely bring it up with my father(mother passed April 2002-RIP).
All he can really do is offer me support....he's a textbook narcissist;too caught up in his own life to be overly concerned with another individual's plight.
Thing is that I don't hate his inability to show me compassion.I have come to expect certain behaviors from him.
How do I make a group work for me?
I pay close attention to what's being said and if it doesn't apply to me,it's discarded.
I tend to believe that there's at least one thing to be learned from any group I attend.......if not about me,then other people.
Don't be afraid to test the waters and remember that you don't have to share at every meeting.
There's a saying that states: "keep bringing your body and eventually the rest will follow."(loose interpretation)