SUPPORT IS MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL—FINDING THE PROPER GROUP IS THE KEY.
I have found myself encountering different crisis throughout my life and the times that I’ve handled that crisis better (not particularly well, just better) was when I found a group of people in the same or similar phases of life so that we could face that crisis together. Whether it was wanting to be married versus single, infertility when all I could do was hope and wish for a child, my mother’s cancer diagnosis, looking for a job, graduating from school and looking to establish a career, leaving an established firm and starting my own law firm, or the myriad of small issues in between, a support group of people who “got” me was invaluable.
When I was initially diagnosed as Stage II in March of 2017, I was overwhelmed, going to a million different doctor appointments and in and out of the hospital with surgery and chemo, etc., so…
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