There is such a fine line between processing and discussion and then detrimental rumination.
This experience requires you to educate, seek facts, educate, listen, talk...did I say educate?
However this can often have a negative effect, particularly when a person becomes 'stuck'. The secret to recovery may very well be knowing when you reach the point of knowledge saturation. With a PD the crazy making behaviour they exhibit and the devastation they leave behind causes one to work overtime trying to obtain answers or clarity.
'Although rumination is generally unhealthy and associated with depression, thinking and talking about one's feelings can be beneficial under the right conditions. Healthy self-disclosure can reduce distress and rumination when it leads to greater insight and understanding about the source of one's problems.Thus, when people share their feelings with others in the context of supportive relationships, they are likely to experience growth. In contrast, when people repetitively ruminate and dwell on the same problem without making progress, they are likely to experience depression.'
This is something I truly struggle with....any advice?