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.


ACHIEVING AN EMOTIONAL DIVORCE: The real divorce occurs when we stop letting our ex push our buttons. Whether years before the separation or years after, how do we achieve an emotional divorce?

GOOD GUYS/BAD GUYS: The story we tell others (& ourselves) about why our marriage ended often labels us in one of these roles. Assigning fault offers a reason for what happened. How valid are these labels? Do they matter, & if so, why?

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 3 (8:00-10:00 PM) Fairfax                     Achieving an Emotional Divorce
Thurs 9 (7:30-9:00 PM) Online                   Open Discussion 
Tues 14 (7:30-9:00 PM) Online                   Open Discussion
Wed 22 (7:30-9:00 PM) Online                   Speaker:  "Sex, Intimacy & Divorce" (Melanie Ricaurte, PsyD, MEd)
Sun 26 (1:00-3:00 PM) Chevy Chase/DC     Good Guys/Bad Guys
Online Fees:  $5 Members, $8 Non-Members
In-Person Fees:  $10 Members & Non-Members
* * * COMING IN JULY * * *
Thurs 7 • Online             Open Discussion
Sun 10 • Gaithersburg    Successfully Single
Tues 19 • Online             Open Discussion
Sun 24 • Herndon           Falling In & Out of Love

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