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.


COPING WITH LOSS: Loss is part of life, but separation & divorce bring numerous losses at once. How do you cope with one after another & keep going?

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 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 5 • Potomac        Coping with Loss
Thurs 11 • Online     Open Discussion
Wed 24 • Online       Open Discussion
Sun 28 • Fairfax       Dating in the 21st Century
Online Fees:  $5 Members, $8 Non-Members
In-Person Fees:  $10 Members & Non-Members
Fri 9 • Online                Open Discussion
Tues 13 • Online           Speaker:  "Listen to Yourself"
Sun 18 • Chevy Chase   The 'Ex' Files
Thurs 22 • Online          Open Discussion
Fri 30 • Arlington          Redefining Ourselves

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