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Just a few random thoughts. First of all, I saw "Hope Springs" with a friend yesterday. The acting was wonderful, but I would not recommend it for any of us on this journey of grief. No real objection to the sexy scenes, but it brought forth a great deal of reflections about marriage, in general. It kind of acted as a downer for me for the rest of the day.
Last night, for the first time in a while, I had a decent night's sleep (of course I took a Xanax, but even that doesn't always help). I think I am getting a little better, or contented with my life, but usually, a few good days are followed by one that is not so good. Have finally waded through most of the paper work and that is a huge relief.
Thoughts about the support group I have joined: Have only attended twice, and, so far, don't see where it is doing much good. The bereavement class that preceded it was more helpful, or maybe it was just the stage that I was at at that time. In this support group, there are 2 other widows, both of whom lost their husbands over 2 years ago. The other women have lost their mothers several years ago., as well. I almost feel that this is a social activity for them, and think that I can do just as well with friends or my daughters to talk to. They all are willing to listen to me, and I can't figure what we need a trained moderator or leader for. They do say that they ask you to attend 3 sessions before deciding that it is not for you, so, as of now, only one more to go.
What do the rest of you think of your support groups and has anyone else seen themovie?