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Welcome to Divorced and Better!
This group was formed for those who are going through a divorce, who are divorced, or ending a long term relationship, and need to talk to people who can really relate to each other's circumstances. Divorce is not easy! It can be very lonely! So if you're looking for others to hang out with, complain to, and do fun activities with, come join our great group of very caring members. If you're not very social or shy, don't worry, we can bring you out of your shell. There is a lot of laughter at our coffee meet ups and some shared pain too.
We are a divorce support group that has a very diverse membership. Some have been divorced for a while and are through most of the pain, some have just received the bad news. We try to be respectful of all member's needs. We are not a professional organization. Please seek out professional help if you feel you need it. But sometimes, just talking it through is a big help.
While we do a fair number of social meet ups, this groups is not a singles group. Please be mindful that many are here to heal, not to hook up. There are plenty of other singles groups in the Columbus area that are specifically suited for that. Indeed, many of Divorced and Better's members also belong to these singles group. That doesn't mean if some natural chemistry exists, that we would frown upon it. Just be considerate of everyone's current situation.
The group used to be called Divorced and Bitter, which was meant to be tongue in cheek, but some folks did not join, or delayed joining because of the name. Hence, the name change. However, a lot of us are still bitter and we understand the need to share those feelings.
We do take photos at many of the social events and post them on our photo page. Only members of Divorced and Better can see these photos. That said, if you would prefer not to be included in a photo, please let the person taking the picture know. If you see a photo from an event and, because of a personal situation do not want it posted, please contact me directly.
This is a fun, caring group. There have been many good friendships created here and it is a place where folks can share frustration, pain and have fun doing it! :-)
Onward to Better Days,
Laura Van Doren