A Wednesday in January

Happy New Year,

Hope everyone had a Wonderful Holiday!

This will be my fifth year scheduling a Support Meetup in the month of January. Not sure of the exact reasons, but January meetings bring out a lot of people. They have been very well attended in he past. Our group is getting larger and for this reason, I am going to try something different. I am posting two meetups within a week. This is intended to keep the size of each meeting more manageable, prevent overcrowding of the room and allow each event to be a more rewarding experience for everyone. 

Additionally, as many of you know, I do not post meetings on Wednesdays. I do this because the state of Illinois typically assigns Wednesday as the day of visitation for the non-custodial parent. This month however, since there are two meetups so close together, I am ignoring that thought. This should present an opportunity for some members to attend a meeting, who normally find Mondays or Tuesdays difficult to schedule.

I look forward to seeing everyone again and hope that together we can help some of our newer members embrace what, for them, may be an uncertain New Year. Please be advised that if anyone wants to come to both meetups, they are certainly welcome to do so.

This posting is for Wednesday the 15th. - Steve

For those just joining us... We are a laid back and casual group of people that get together and share information and support concerning divorce without any formal agenda. There is no reason to feel nervous or intimidated about attending the meetups. I can assure you that you will feel welcome and will make many new friends.


Front of Traverso's Restaurant

 Traverso's Italian Family Restaurant, Lounge, and Pizzeria - Naperville, IL Opened in 1993 by brothers Mike and Paul Traverso, the second family installment includes a 90-seat dining room, full liquor bar, lounge area for dining or socializing including two large-screen plasma televisions, a party/banquet room with seating for up to 60 guests, and a covered, heated outdoor smoking patio. Traverso's Naperville also offers carryout, delivery and catering, as well as a children's menu. Please feel free to explore our site, view our menus, check out photos of our facility and patrons, and learn about our history. You may also use the directions tab to map your visit with Google maps. From our comprehensive Italian/American menu, award-winning pizza, reasonable prices and attentive service, Traverso's Naperville offers something for everyone.

Please be advised that the Google map that gets attached to the meetup page is often erroneous


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  • Patty

    What a fantastic group! Full of Hope and Laughter! It would be great if we could have one Wednesday a month!

    January 16, 2014

    • Stevie B

      We generally only have about one meeting a month as it is. Usually a Monday or Tuesday. I try to alternate these days, but sometimes scheduling the banquet room gets difficult. Illinois generally assigns Wednesday as a day of visitation for the non-custodial parent, and therefore I avoid scheduling Wednesday meetings.

      January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    thank you everyone for being so warm and welcoming last night! it was so nice to walk into the room and feel accepted and know that everyone just...gets it, what you're going through, no matter where we each may be on the spectrum. so enjoyed the conversations and hearing everyone's stories. it was great to laugh out loud and just feel 'normal' for awhile. whatever that means :)

    5 · January 16, 2014

  • Martie

    Another great evening. Always nice to see the new faces. Thanks again Steve.

    3 · January 16, 2014

  • Andy

    Hey everybody! Good to see all of you. It's always great to have new people! If you haven't been to this group and aren't sure about coming, don't be shy. Come on in. There's a lot to like about this group. Makes me feel better!

    4 · January 15, 2014

  • Julie H.

    Thank you all for the warm welcoming. I look forward to seeing you on Monday.

    3 · January 15, 2014

  • Lynn

    If I get some homework done, first week back at school.

    2 · January 14, 2014

  • Stevie B

    Please keep your comments related to this meetup...

    January 1, 2014

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