Backstory: I went to a biz networking luncheon today at my cousin's assisted living ctr. Their first one. They expected 20 people and had 55! Of course, I was the only artist. Most of the people were caregivers, hospice workers, Realtors, and investment counselors. The company I use for P's caregiver has a once-a-mo support group and it was tonight. Nothing like short notice. It's very close to home so I figured, why not? The networking mtng was pretty good (and I hate things like that. Crowds, strangers. I even told P's caregiving mgr that I thought I'd died and gone to hell. She burst out laughing. She is an extrovert and LOVES networking), so maybe the support group would be good. And it was. I think I liked it better than the Al-Anon mtngs I've been to, because it's specific to caregiving. I introduced myself and told them about P, about my dad in another state, and my son. And then I mentioned that my son is adopted and they all applauded. That was a surprise. Heck, adopting him was purely selfish on my part. Go figure. The others had some good, workable ideas about teenagers, respite, self-care, etc. The topic was mostly about anger, which was fine by me. I won't go into details, since you've all been in the same boat, but suffice to say, that I can easily do this once a month. Yay!