What we're about

The Divorce Support & Social Group has been established for Melbournians who have gone through or are going through a relationship break up.

We are a gateway to meeting others experiencing a similar life change and developing new friendships. Our emphasis is on fun whilst helping and supporting each other.

We hold free monthly seminars, workshops and socials. We also have our own divorce resources guide with suggestions from our members.

Our regular social gatherings include drinks and chats, casual coffees, social nights and activities. Meetings are informal and open to all.

Better not bitter is our motto!

We look forward to catching up.

Upcoming events (4+)

Our monthly social in the Eastern Suburbs – 28 May Food Republic Blackburn

Hosted by Hayden and Laura we will catch up at the Food Republic in Blackburn.
The Food Republic is a casual cafe/restaurant rated number 1 out of 41 in Blackburn on Trip Advisor.
It is located in the heart of Blackburn in the leafy bellbird precinct and is an all day dining destination.
The Food Republic describes its dining philosophy as simple - "to create delicious contemporary dishes using only the best, locally sourced, seasonal produce to satisfy and excite your taste-buds."
This is a great opportunity to meet others in our Group and enjoy a few laughs and some great food and coffee at the same time.
We look forward to catching up.

Hiking for Health and Happiness!

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On the first Sunday of every month we take a walk in nature.

Exercise is so important to all of us and nature has its own unique way of healing.

It helps us live in the present, enjoy our surroundings, regain balance and perspective and be pleased with ourselves for going out and doing something.

And it costs nothing except time and effort.

Our hikes are all over Greater Melbourne and afar.

Generally our walks will be 2 to 2.5 hours of moderate grade. Those who want to go more quickly can but generally we try to stay as a group and enjoy the sounds and beauty of nature together.

Please read the waiver liability before you RSVP


Water bottle
appropriate clothing (be prepared for hot or cold weather)
comfy shoes
money for coffee afterwards

If you would like to attend our hikes but feel anxious to attend, please remember that we are a like-minded group helping each other.

For anyone interested in more regular hikes throughout the month please join the meetup group "Hike to Heal". It is important for everyone to exercise regularly for health and happiness!

We look forward to catching up.

Our Divorce Recovery seminar series

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Helping your journey be better not bitter! - Joint event of the Divorce Support & Social Group & Melbourne Divorce Support Group.

The topics to be covered in our Divorce Recovery seminar series are listed below. We will announce the monthly topic early each month.

On the first Tuesday of every month, 7 pm at Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD we welcome members to listen to talks from leading industry professionals.

Our divorce recovery seminar series covers a broad range of topics and aspects of life impacted by separation and divorce. We also look at the future including relationships and personal growth.

The talks are designed to be informative and insightful in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

Topics to be covered include:

Practical issues:
Conflict resolution

Divorce Recovery:
Divorce recovery planning
Divorce recovery tips
Divorce resources
Life skills - managing grief, stress, anxiety & depression

Divorce recovery - based on the teachings of the late Bruce Fisher:
Session 1 - denial, fear, adaption, loneliness & friendship
Session 2 - guilt/rejection, grief, anger & letting go
Session 3 - self-worth, transition, openness, love & trust
Session 4 - relatedness, sexuality, singleness, purpose & freedom

Communication – the dialogues that can wreck relationships
Dating again - tips and advice & online dating discussion
Love styles - learn your love style & how it affects your relationships
Relationships - 7 keys to a successful relationship

Health – exercise, nutrition & mental health
Mindfulness - learning to live in the present, meditation & spirituality
Personal growth – success is a journey not a destination
Purpose - specific aims to be better not bitter

Afterwards, for those not ready to go home, we will cross the road to Brunetti's for a drink, chat and food for those who are hungry.

Our seminars are all free!

We hope to see you!

Social – Welcome to new members & catch up for regulars - City

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Never been to one of our meet-ups before? Been a member for a while or just joined? Either way this is the social for you!

Once a month we hold a special meet-up to welcome in new members. Regulars are encouraged to attend and help new members have a fun night out!

Our monthly “newbie” social is an opportunity to learn about our groups, events held and resources to help members.

More importantly it is an opportunity to meet others going through separation & divorce in a safe and friendly environment. It helps to talk about our experiences and life changes with people who are interested and can relate. We can all learn from each other but the primary aim of the socials is to enjoy ourselves!

Our socials are hosted by members of the Divorce Support & Social Group and the Melbourne Divorce Support Group.

Wednesday night at the RMH is $15 pizza or pasta night with a drink!

We pay for own food and drinks individually.

Please RSVP if you are attending to ensure we book sufficient seats.
When you arrive at the venue ask for the table booked under the name “Meetup”.

Also note that times and venues are subject to change so please check beforehand.

Any questions please phone Paul Davies on ph[masked].

We hope to see you!

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