A brief list of the reasons I hate peer support groups
- People. I hate people. They scare, irritate, and bore me… Not you. You are perfect.
- Listening. Listening to other people’s problems. [See 1]
- Group Time. Why are there so many other people talking? Shouldn’t they be listening to me?
- Travelling to peer support groups. I barely have the energy to get dressed let alone energy to get to a group.
- Your horrible stories. There is always one person with a 20 minute story of tragedy that distracts from my story about losing my phone.
- Boundaries. I don’t want to hear about your kid’s lice, school, sports, and ADHD diagnosis; lend you money or listen to your story of fecal recultivation [See 5].
- Boundaries. I really need to ask out that beautiful person who would be perfect and we would get married and be happy forever, but boundaries.
- Confidentiality. I know they are going to gossip about me so I why can’t I gossip first. You wouldn’t believe what this guy said about the sex stuff and how he was so drunk he peed on the building and drove over the cat…
- Giving away Gold. People should be paying for my brilliant advice.
- Groups are too Serious. I hate it when they always miss my ironic rantings 😉
You all what peer support is, right?