Friday, July 15, 2011
celebrating her terminated parental rights (TPR)
Today she would not stop talking about her TPR. She hijacked every group that she was in and talked about foster care, social workers, TPR, foster parents and how they've all gone out of their way to be mean and hurtful to her and how they all make her angry. These group therapy sessions are not really like therapy. They are more like classes where the therapist teaches you skills. Sometimes we talk about personal stuff and give advice and support but that's not what most groups are like. Hearing her talk about her son and foster care is really really hard for me. I know it's not about me, but something about her really reminds me of my mom. It's even harder for me when the group gives her so much sympathy and support. I just want to scream "HELLO, THEY AREN'T GIVING HER SON BACK TO HER FOR A REASON! HE WAS TAKEN AWAY FOR A REASON!! I have to quietly leave group when I can't handle it anymore.