Many individuals attending support groups attend these groups because they are experiencing a troubling time in life and seek the support of individuals in a similar situation. Many attend because of unsupportive friends or family members. I have met many individuals who placed family members in communities because they could no longer care for them, only to experience a great degree of guilt made worse by well meaning friends or acquaintances. There comes a time when caregivers realize that they must walk away from well meaning friends or acquaintances that don’t appear to have their best interests at heart.

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