b'how they are so sick of that moment whenThere will be no shame or embarrassment, people realize how disabled they are, or justand sometimes the advice they receive will explaining the pain this weather has broughtbe just enough to get them through the day. on them, or trying to keep up with their familyWill it solve their problems? Probably not. But which has them totally exhausted. Or the worstletting things out instead of keeping them in one of all, her husband got tired of takingmight help to reduce stress and help them cope. care of her and moved out, and is threateningOnline support groups can be very helpful for to take the kids. These people vent to thosethose that might not want to express their that share the same issues they have andfeelings face-to-face with a group or a therapist. oodsofcompassionatecommentsandKeepinmind,however,thatwhatmight words of encouragement follow shortly after. work for one person may not always work for In this case, venting can be a lifeline. Peopleyou. Nonetheless, venting may reduce your stress, anger, confusion, or frustration and can feel safe to say or write how they are feeling.that can be benecial. Also keep in mind that With luck, they will see comments from peoplewhen people vent, they may not always need who have experienced something similar, ora verbal response. They simply may want to at least know what they are going through. feel heard.DDooyyoouuffeeeelltthheenneeeeddttoottaallkk??Please consider joining one of the many support groups that are affiliated with MS Focus. Please visit our website at msfocus.org, contact us at 888-673-6287, or email supportgroups@msfocus.org, to nd the support group nearest you. We are always here for you.Please welcome these newly affiliated groups: The MiStsPrivate Facebook Group Leaders: Cheri and TracyMS Triad Caring & SharingPrivate Facebook Group Leaders: Cilla and Neke Please visit our website at msfocus.org or email us atsupportgroups@msfocus.org to nd the support group nearest to you.41 msfocusmagazine.org'