I must admit I got something out of each one. The first was a group of about a dozen people. They met periodically. Basically we sat around a table and each person took a turn talking about their problems. Some people said very little, others I thought would never shut up. But it made me realize that I wasn't alone – that everyone there had issues too. The second group was more of an educational group. There were only about 6-8 people and very little interaction. But I did notice a woman who I took to and she ended up being in the third group I was involved in.
The third group I didn't like. It was very large and not overly welcoming, but then the best thing happened. The woman from the second group walked in and sat next to me. And she became the best thing that happened in that group or any group. She became one of my best friends. We live in different cities now but speak almost daily over Facebook. She's my greatest gift of group therapy.