Separation and Divorce Support Meetings

Our discussion meetings are led by a New Beginnings member-volunteer trained to facilitate the discussion. You may join the conversation or just listen; there is never any pressure to talk.

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----------------------------------------------------------------------Separation Support Meetings

Like everyone else, we are finding new ways to connect. We are slowly re-introducing in-person meetings, but some will remain online. Our monthly Dinner & Movie Nights will resume when it is safe to gather.

An online meeting will never be the same as an in-person one. We don’t pretend that it is. But it is better than nothing, and we are exceedingly grateful to have this option to keep our services alive when so many other organizations must cancel, postpone or close entirely.

There are, in fact, several advantages to online discussions:

  • You only have to look presentable from the neck up.

  • You don’t have to drive anywhere. The gas and travel time you save can be spent shopping online or bingeing on Netflix.

  • You can attend any of them, regardless of where you live.

  • We can offer more of them because we don’t need physical locations.

  • We can accommodate as few or as many participants as want to come.

Thank you for your flexibility and willingness to embrace change. We understand that this is
hard. NB members have always been courageous, resilient and quick to show compassion toward others. This is a chance to do that in a different way. We can do this—together.


WHAT’S YOUR STORY?: What do you say when someone asks, “What happened?” How much do you tell? Does the story change? What impact does our story have on how we move forward with our lives?

SEX: NEW ANSWERS TO OLD QUESTIONS: For the newly separated, issues of intimacy can be anxiety-producing and exciting. What are the "rules"?

WHO MOVED MY CHEESE?: Coping with change. How do we do it when there’s so much at once? If you get a chance to read this delightful little book before coming, it will enhance the discussion.

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.

FRI, JAN 6 ** Sex: New Answers to Old Questions ** 8:00-10:00 PM ** Silver Spring ** $10

WED, JAN 11 ** Open Discussion ** 7:30-9:00 PM ** Online ** $8

THURS, JAN 19 ** Speaker:  "Safe Online Dating"  (Regina DeMeo, Esq., ** 7:30-9:00 PM ** Online ** $15

SUN, JAN 22 ** What’s Your Story? ** 3:00-5:00 PM ** Herndon ** $10

FRI, JAN 27 ** Who Moved My Cheese? ** 7:30-9:30 PM ** Potomac ** $10

TUES, JAN 31 ** Open Discussion ** 7:30-9:00 PM ** Online ** $8


COMING IN FEBRUARY (4 in-person meetings!):

SUN, FEB 5 ** In Search of the Perfect Partner ** 3:00-5:00 PM ** Arlington ** $10

FRI, FEB 10 ** Communicating with the Opposite Sex ** 8:00-10:00 PM ** Wheaton ** $10

THURS, FEB 16 ** Open Discussion ** 7:30-9:00 PM ** Online ** $8

WED, FEB 22 ** Speaker: “Manifest Your Best Life” (Gabrielle Cohen, NBC-HWC, ** 7:30-9:00 PM ** Online ** $15

SUN, FEB 26 ** Friends & Lovers ** 3:00-5:00 PM ** Gaithersburg ** $10

WED, MAR 1 ** Is It Love or Lust? ** 7:30-9:30 PM ** Fairfax ** $10


Online Fees:  $5 Members, $8 Non-Members

In-Person Fees:  $10 Members & Non-Members

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