- They act as a support network and sounding board
- Group members help one come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life experience
- There is accountability along the way
- Regularly talking and listening to others helps you put your own problems in perspective
- It is a relief to hear others discuss what you’re going through, and realize you’re not alone
- People have different personalities and backgrounds, and they look at situations in different ways
- By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.