Lots of people (myself included) get the automatic "oh hell no" feeling when they hear "group therapy" or anything to do with having to access treatment in a group setting. At best, it feels uncomfortable, and at worst it can be utterly panic-inducing. Believe me, I get it.
I'm a big advocate for adopting shelter cats, and I can't sing their praises enough. However, I think it's only responsible of me to let any first-time adopters know the pros and cons of living with cats.
When I'm giving gifts, I love to make sure it's personal and something that is very representative of our relationship. If you're the same, you may be thinking about making your gifts this year, rather than buying.
Modern life can often leave us feeling like we don't "fit in"; like we're operating from within a bubble and the rest of the world is just happening around us: we are detached and alone. Sometimes, we prefer it that way. At least it's safe here...