(Life After Divorce LADS is the sociable spring off from www.lifeafterdivorce.com.au which gives access to coaching/counseling through separation and divorce.
LADS is about rebuilding your social life: making new friends and getting out of the house - sometimes after years of being in a relationship. LADS builds confidence as well as friendship!
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE DIVORCED TO JOIN US - YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO HAVE BEEN MARRIED!
LADS are a great bunch of people getting back on track in their lives after the break down of a long term relationship! They are all very genuine, supportive, and live in the Brisbane area
Most LADS are "mid range" in their split, moving on and looking to find new friends. We have a number of us too, who are "very freshly separated" and there are others among us who are completely healed up, moved on, but know the emotions, remember the experience, and who love the lack of "ego" about this group!
Join us if you are looking for sociable distractions from the massive life changes of separation and divorce.
LADS Meet Ups are a valuable resource to help you get socialised and back on track again!
Maybe you have found that your happy couple friends aren't hitting the spot anymore (in the nicest possible way), or maybe your friends and family are overseas, or interstate and not around you? Maybe you've been out of practice finding new friends but you need to meet some new people and make some friends now? It might just be that you want to spend some time with other adults and take a break from the usual home and work routines.
LADS Nites are a great way of rediscovering your sense of humour, diminishing the lonely, or bored feelings, and re-establishing a meaningful social life - as opposed to going to the gym or on RSVP, or just sitting home alone! We want to make genuine connections with others and start enjoying life again.
LADS are a fantastic mix of people: some may be very moved on from the pain of separation and divorce, and some may be "freshly separated"; some are in the middle of it all, trying to make sense of what our new lives are becoming.
Some LADS just look forward to Thursday nights, confident in the knowledge that it will be another enjoyable night - that can also lead to coffees, movies, dinners and casino nights (don't worry - NOT compulsory!!) Some people just begin with a LADS nite to step away from staring at the 4 walls.........
LADS nites are NOT workshops, or group therapy. They can make a more relaxed alternative to a "full on" meet up group, and you can take your own time to get comfortable. You will feel supported throughout your first meet up - after the first, you generally don't need it!!
Life After Divorce Coaching/Counselling:
If you need help specifically with your separation, or divorce (legals, children's matters, settlement, mediation, co-parent dysfunction, just moving forward after divorce), please contact me on 0416 434210 in confidence.
We help with legal issues, children's matters, settlement mediation, divorce mentoring, and sometimes just simple coaching to identify what it is you are now missing; maybe conquer the loneliness, or help you to reach out to others.
Specifically, we can refer you to lawyers, loans and financial planners, wills specialists, clairvoyants, astrologers and even matchmakers!!
We also help individuals with:
Coping with an abusive, controlling or bullying ex partner (of either sex), who won't let you move on with your life
Establishing boundaries early in your relationship with your ex partner - especially if you still have dependants between you
Working out why your marriage failed and realistically appraising it, raising awareness of what you actually want in a relationship - no more compromising ourselves completely, to be just half of a couple!
We also help with:
"Buddying Up" with another "LAD" for more personal moral support, should you feel you need it.
Giving you an overall New Life Check to help you identify what you actually need - and everyone is different. I can help you to get your thoughts in order so you feel less pressured and concerned and more confident about your choices and independant.
You may have your mind on the obvious challenges without seeing the other things around you that are expending your energy. Sometimes its worth having a New Life Check to find out if you are worrying about something you can do very little about.