Recently divorced, separated, or widowed? Feeling alone? You are *not* alone. Many people are going through the same. Let's meet for coffee, play cards, get out of the house, or listen to each others stories to support each other through this transition.
A little nervous about joining? Then, well, pardon the pun, but join the club. A lot of us were nervous about joining. We were pretty sure that no one else felt as lonely as we did (but were surprised to find out that they were). We were feeling kind of rejected or abandoned (and found out that others were too). We were afraid to admit how much we had let our housework go, or how tough Saturday mornings, or evenings after work are (and found out that lots of people were feeling the same way).
We have a variety of ages, so don't be shy! If you were old enough to get married, you are old enough for this group, and if you are still breathing, you are young enough for this group.
Not sure what to expect from a meeting? we have a weekly meeting, usually at Tim Horton's on main street, but once per month the meeting is held at a restaurant or other venue. We just get together chat, plan events etc. Old members greet each other and welcome new members. We chat about our day at work, our kids or grand-kids, or the latest thing in the news. It's just an opportunity to make sure everyone gets a chance to say something if they want to. We laugh. We disagree. We find out we have things in common. And before you know it an evening passes quickly and we didn't feel the burden of our loss as much as we did yesterday.
Just a few of our activities include: movies, restaurants, pubs and cafes, mini-golf, bowling, whale watching, fishing, OnTree Climbing and Zip-lining, attend lectures on a variety of subjects, meet for games night, Sea or Lake BBQs, Walks, Wildlife watching, Road-trips to various parts of NS, special events and festivals, and any other other activity we can put together thrown in.
We only have one rule so far: if a divorced or separated person joins the group, we do not allow the ex to join, unless by express consent of the original member. This is a safe haven for people to be honest about how the breakup is affecting them, to laugh, to share, to make new friends and try to move on. None of the information you may here or be party to must EVER be repeated outside of the group.