Dude, I understand this feeling. I love MS and all the guys here who understand, but I too would like that face to face contact. I guess it's just the "next level" if you will. I've been looking long and hard in my area, and haven't found anything yet. Closest thing I've found, and I'm thinking about checking them out this coming friday is a group called "Celebrate Recovery". When I first checked out their website I was going to write off even looking into it, as they stress their focus on overcoming addictions etc, which I really don't have a problem with at this point in time. I called the local director of the group in my area and after talking to him I figured I'd at least check it out some time and see, as he mentioned that they have people attending that are struggling with abuse issues, abandonment, and a number of other 'non-addiction' issues. So I'm going to give it a whirl at least once or twice and see if I can find anyone else dealing with what I'm dealing with. Can't hurt. Who knows, even if know one there has experienced what we have here, perhaps I'll at least find some local shoulders to lean on.
I will keep looking for a dedicated MS group, and barring that, when I'm ready I'll will do what I can to start one up. My area is severly lacking in resources, so maybe I can do my part to help that out. We'll see. I'm not quite ready for that step yet, but I've got it in my sights for sometime down the line.