The professionals who toil here in the Trenches are under a lot of stress. Day in and day out, we deal with people who are victims of trauma. Our clients are suffering huge emotional losses. Their pain washes all over us as we try to help them move forward through the divorce process and past the losses of their former life. We deal with client after client with terrible problems, and we listen, sympathize and help. Day after day, client after client. It is exhausting, emotionally and physically. As a result, most of us suffer from secondary trauma, aka caregiver fatigue. It's why many family law attorneys leave family law. A few of us decided that what we needed was a support group. We all got together last month, and we are again this month. Now, you would think that when you got a bunch of folks who toil in the Trenches together, all we would talk about was the Trenches. You'd be wrong. Kind of like the puppy walking community, we talked for a minute or two about the Trenches, then we chatted about other things. We smiled, we laughed. After an hour, we went back to work. Everyone walked out with a smile on their faces, and a spring in their step. We felt supported by each other and it helped us go back and do our work the way our clients need it to be done. Here in the Trenches.