Managing Late-Life Divorces Through Group Counseling

Lilly is a 76-year-old woman who has recently divorced from her spouse of 52 years. She reports a lengthy history of verbal and physical abuse, which escalated after her husband\’s relapse 10 years earlier. Lilly currently resides with her adult male son. She reports minimal engagement with her other children, and has experienced increased loneliness and uncertainty about her decision. Lilly expresses guilt from causing a rift in the family.Propose the effectiveness of group counseling to assist Lilly in managing late-life divorce. How might the group process help Lilly reconcile feelings of guilt and loss? Use your knowledge of group processes and a minimum of two research articles to substantiate statements.