Divorce Support Group

NEW BEGINNINGS® is a marital separation support group for separated and divorced men and women based in the DC metro area (MD, DC and VA). Established in 1979, we are the oldest and only group in the metro area that deals strictly with separation/divorce and is open to people with or without children. 

support_in_hand.pngA marital separation is a wrenching experience which can happen to anyone at any time for a variety of reasons. We believe that by sharing feelings with other people in similar situations, we can gain a better perspective on the process of separation and thereby begin to build a new life. This is our first task—because the one certainty is that our lives cannot remain the same.

NEW BEGINNINGS® discussion meetings are offered several times a month and are open to non-members. Led by member volunteers trained to guide the discussion, these meetings offer a chance to talk to others who share and understand your concerns.


We offer three in-person discussion meetings each month--two in MD/DC & one in VA. For now, only fully vaccinated people may attend these, & proof is required. 


Discussion Meetings


COPING WITH THE HOLIDAYS: EVERYONE, coupled or uncoupled, experiences stress at the holidays–from practical issues like where & with whom to eat the big meal(s), how to divide your time, giving & receiving gifts, to the bigger questions of where you are in your life. What are the particular issues for you this year?

FALLING IN & OUT OF LOVE: What was it, in the very beginning, that tipped you from “like” to “love”? When & how did it start to unravel? Is there any way to make any sense of it? And would it be any different now?

THE FINANCES OF DATING: Who pays for what & when?

OPEN DISCUSSION: Bring the issues most on your mind. Get feedback & support for current challenges, & learn by listening to others what lies ahead. If you’re in a good place, celebrate your progress, & share your wisdom as a beacon to those just beginning their journey.


Open Events

Any single can attend


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Must be fully vaccinated & boosted (advance proof required)

Fee At Door:  $15 Members, $20 Non-Members



Featuring NB alum MIKE SUSER & the music of Night & Day (www.nightanddaymusic.com).  Mike was an early member of NB.  His double-album CD, They All Laughed, is available on his website for $15.  Dinner & drinks are on your own.  Must be fully vaccinated & boosted (advance proof required).  Space may be limited, so RSVP early! 


Divorce 101

NEW BEGINNINGS, the COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE CENTER OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, and the MONTGOMERY COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION are co-sponsoring a 6-week program covering everything you need to know about divorce in Maryland.  It is offered twice a year and features 13 of the top family law professionals in Montgomery County as speakers.

NEXT SESSION:  Spring 2024


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