Reasons why people need to attend support groups:

Many emotional problems involve individuals difficulties in relating to others, including feelings of isolation, rejection and loneliness and the ability to form meaningful relationships.

Benefits:

The benefits of group therapy permits the individual to work out their problems in the presence of others, to observe how other people react to their behavior and try out new methods of responding when old ones prove unsatisfactory.

Comfort:

People derive comfort and support from observing that others have similar, perhaps more severe problems and people can learn by watching how others behave. They can explore attitudes and reactions by interacting with a variety of people not just the therapist. Remember you are not alone in this "problem".

Applying:

Although we seek help from the therapist the final tests lies in how well the person can apply the attitudes and responses learned in therapy to relationships in everyday life.

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