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Divorce Support


NEW BEGINNINGS® is a 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


BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM: How do we feel good about ourselves in the midst of a life crisis?

DATING IN THE 21st CENTURY: Meeting on the Internet, speed dating, personal ads, dating services–so many options! What do you need to know before you jump in? Share your experiences, & learn from others.

OPEN DISCUSSION: Bring your own issues & feelings to share!


SUN 7 ** Dating in the 21st Century ** 3:00-5:00 PM ** Gaithersburg ** $10

FRI 19 ** Building Self-Esteem ** 7:30-9:30 PM ** Derwood ** $10

SUN 28 ** Open Discussion ** 3:00-5:00 PM ** McLean ** $10



ONE STEP AT A TIME: Putting one foot in front of the other in the first few months of separation.

EX(TRA) SPECIAL OCCASIONS: How do we handle the dates we can’t forget (wedding anniversaries & birthdays) & the family occasions we can’t avoid (graduations, weddings, funerals)? Does it get any easier over time?

SEXPECTATIONS: How do certain assumptions about sex affect your love life?


SUN 5 ** (Ex)tra Special Occasions ** 3:00-5:00 PM ** Rockville ** $10

FRI 17 ** One Step at a Time ** 7:30-9:30 PM ** Fairfax ** $10

FRI 31 ** Sexpectations ** 7:30-9:30 PM ** Kensington ** $10


OPEN EVENTS -- Any single can attend

MON, APR 15 ** Speaker:  "CHAOS TO CLARITY ** 7:30-9:00 PM ** ONLINE
Speaker:  JESSICA KRAMER, LCPC, NCC (www.bethesdacounselingassociates.com)
Strategies to manage anxiety
Fee in Advance:  $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
TUES, MAY 21 ** Speaker:  “FIND YOUR PERFECT JOB” ** 7:30-9:00 PM ** ONLINE
Tips for searching, networking & interviewing
Fee in Advance:  $10 Members, $15 Non-Members
MON, JUNE 17 ** Speaker:  “STRONGER AT THE BROKEN PLACES” ** 7:30-9:00 PM ** ONLINE
Speaker:  CATHY NUGENT, MS, LCPC, TEP (www.lptipsychodrama.com)
Growth in the aftermath of diversity offers unexpected gifts
Fee in Advance:  $10 Members, $15 Non-Members

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:  Fall 2024


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New Beginnings, Inc. • 2711 Covered Wagon Way • Olney, MD 20832 • 301-924-4101

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