Welcome CG,
I'm new to MS also but have found the "group" setting and relative privacy and security to be very beneficial. Reading the stories and thoughts of other survivors, and finding them so similar to my own, has given me a sense of belonging that I can't recall ever having before in my life. I hope the same can be true for you. Be well.
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I don't ask for much, I only want trust,
and you know it don't come easy.
Ringo Starr

They flutter behind you, your possible pasts;
Some bright-eyed and crazy, some frightened and lost...
And strung out behind us the banners and flags
of our possible pasts lie in tatters and rags.
Roger Waters