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.


IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT PARTNER: How do you reconcile fantasy & reality? What are the negotiable & non-negotiable qualities you seek? What skills & frailties do you bring to a relationship? We’ll practice writing a personal ad!

IS IT LOVE OR LUST?: How do we distinguish between "the real thing" & "just chemistry"? Is there a distinction? Does it matter?

FRIENDS & LOVERS: What is the difference (besides the obvious), & how can a person move gracefully from one relationship to the other?

COMMUNICATING WITH THE OPPOSITE SEX: What are some key differences in how men & women communicate? How can we get on the same wavelength?

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.

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


SUN, MAR 5 ** Harnessing Hope ** 3:00-5:00 PM ** Reston ** $10

FRI, MAR 10 ** You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You ** 8:00-10:00 PM ** Kensington ** $10

WED, MAR 15 ** Speaker: “Do I Have the Right Attorney?” (Sharie Reyes Albers, Esq., ** 7:30-9:00 PM ** Online ** $15

SUN, MAR 19 ** Ruts & Grooves in Relationships ** 3:00-5:00 PM ** Chevy Chase ** $10

THURS, MAR 23 ** Open Discussion ** 7:30-9:00 PM ** Online ** $8

FRI, MAR 31 ** “D” Day ** 8:00-10:00 PM ** VA Location tbd ** $10



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

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

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