We are sad for the reason you found us, but so very glad you did! We have a strict policy that ALL members MUST be widowed (remarried widowed are also welcome). We are part of a larger organization, Soaring Spirits International (www.soaringspirits.org), which serves the widowed community worldwide. In order to join as a member of our Meetup, you must be widowed yourself. Each member tells their widowed story and receives peer support from people in the group that understand.
This is a social support group and is NOT therapy, although of course we do talk about our experiences and our feelings. Any widowed person regardless of marital status prior to the loss of your person (only requirement is your loss is of the person you intended to spend the rest of your life with), age, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation are welcome to attend any of our events. Some of our events are hikes, some are dining based and we've also gone to museums and movies - we will have an event that you are sure to like! Whether you are newly widowed and would like to connect with others who can inspire you and give you hope that you will get through the deep pain inherent with losing your "go-to person" or have been widowed for many years, you are welcome to meet with other people who "get it". Your SSI Regional Leaders are committed to organize two events per month so there will be consistency and continuity. Again, let me say we are so very sorry for the reason you sought us out but so very glad you did! Welcome to your new family who understand you without you saying a word. ♡