You need to ask yourself, what is it that you are trying to accomplish with the group? doing a genogram can serve some purpose, perhaps in identifying one's own maladaptive behaviors, but is not an end in itself. Ask yourself what are some of the emotional and interpersonal problems that adult children of divorce might be dealing with? Is it anger management? Understanding relationship boundaries? Emotional regulation? Getting into relationships? STaying in a relationship? Validating emotions is all well and good, but you need to go somewhere with it, not just talk about it. If you just talk about how bad everyone feels, it will only keep people in that state, and they need to learn new perspectives, meanings, copign skills. And, if you are an adult child of divorce, you need to make sure you're over your own unfinished business. When I read the phrase, "a bitter one[divorce]that I have not forgotten" it makes me concerned that you are doing this to meet your own therapeutic purposes. THis needs to be totally for the client (s).
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