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My thoughts about "Go On" the new TV show

The question has been asked about the new TV series, "Go On," featuring Matthew Perry from "Friends." The half-hour comedy is about a recently widowed radio sports personality and his encounters in a community grief group. Personally, I like the show, it is funny and pokes fun at grief groups which most of us will admit to attending at least once.  My experience with attending a grief group was actually funny, amidst my sorrow I laughed at some of the stuff people would bring up in a grief group - once a woman came who was grieving her dog, now I'm not inhumane in fact I have a pet myself, but when you compare it to losing your husband just seems like no comparison and it actually did make me laugh.

I believe laughter can heal and through our sorrow, even if we can find something to laugh about occasionally and not feel guilt about it, is a step in the right direction.  I am not the least bit offended by "Go On" and I hope it endures all the critics.

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Comment by Soaring Spirits on October 4, 2012 at 5:40pm

Thanks, Joanne, for sharing this with us!

I just posted the "master post" so you can see the links to what the others have written so far.

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Comment by joannef on October 2, 2012 at 5:52pm

Thanks Mariposa for your comment, yes we do need to learn to dance in the rain! love your attitude

Comment by Mariposa on October 2, 2012 at 2:58pm

Joannef- I have not seen the show "GO ON" but I too, have found laughter in my bereavement group, and it is due to the bond that we all have. The place where I attend a bereavement group is only for those mourning the loss of a spouse, family member or relative. I agree, the loss of a pet is nothing in comparison to the loss of a husband or wife. I am glad that I am not the only one that finds laughter in the midst of sorrow. As the saying goes, in life, we have to learn how to dance in the rain rather than wait for the storm to be over. Hugs to you. Mariposa.

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