Posts Tagged ‘Divorce Groups’

September is here and welcome back.

Divorce Support Group is ready for the Autumn and we are looking forward to running our one day workshops, ten week groups and seeing individuals to help make your separation manageable.  Our newsletter will be sent out in two weeks please do email me here if you haven’t yet subscribed to it or would like to submit an anonymous question for our Agony Aunt section. And remember, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook too, so if you are going through divorce or separation, come and let us support you.

 

Our Divorce Workshop

We ran a really successful divorce workshop on Saturday in Central London.  The purpose of the day was to help people manage their overwhelming feelings associated with separation.  We talked about loss, feeling stuck, managing children’s expectations and emotions, fear around moving on and strategies for feeling better.  The Workshop was between 10 and 3 with lunch in between. 

All the people who came said how incredible it was to be able to share their experiences with other people who really understood and it made them feel much less alone and isolated.  One of the nicest things that come out of these workshops and our support groups is that people carry on seeing each other afterwards.  Real friendships are made and support continues long after the workshop is finished.  Our Saturday workshop was no different.  Emails were exchanged and I know that they will all continue to do things together.

Our next Workshop is in Central London on Saturday the 24th March

Men seeking support during separation

Since I started Divorce Support Group, many more women than men have contacted me either for individual counseling and support or to join a support group, that is, until now.  Now I have as many men as women so that the groups are more balanced in terms of numbers.  It is really useful to hear the other side of things.  As a husband who has perhaps been left, it is useful to hear from a woman in the group who has done the leaving and vice versa.  It is so much easier to hear things from people who have come together solely to share experiences than from well intentioned friends, who may have their own agendas.  I don’t know why more men are now seeking help and are happy to talk about their loss, but it is good both for them of course, but also for women who can hear now the male perspective.