This is for Single Parents from Mumbai to meet up. This meetup group is an extension of a larger online community for Indian Widow(er)s and Divorcees. We call it 'The Phoenix Family'.
Who are we?
We are a group of widow(er)s, divorcees and separated individuals who have taken up this initiative to form an online community. The community is named ‘The Phoenix Family’, the name is derived from mythological bird phoenix which is cyclically regenerated or reborn like most of us.
Why this initiative?
The community is formed with the base that people who have the same emotional setbacks/upheavals connect better. When a person is entering this phase, they are always daunted by questions like what next, why me, how to cope. Some learn it the hard way. This “family” as we love to be called will help in the transition with their experience. All and any help is welcomed here be it emotional or any other advice. Needless to say a light hearted talk with trusted friend is a welcome break, at any time.
What do we do?
We function as one big family.
A family where you could say ‘when my spouse was alive, we used to go on trips regularly’ and still not get that pitiful look. A group where you could say ‘I feel a bit lonely these days’ and don’t get the regular ‘find a guy and get married’ advice. You could confess that ‘you do not have time for your kid and not comfortable stepping out alone with the kid’ and hear back ‘most of us are in the same boat, let us get together and go out somewhere’. So in short you could say and share your feelings without any qualms.
Currently our site is going through redesign so we have stopped activity there. We have our temporary adda at Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/phoenixfamilyin) .
You can mail us at email@example.com.
But I do not need any emotional support… So do most of our members! We do not turn to our family only for support right? You could help others or just be with a trusted group.
How secure am I in this … This community was founded in February of 2014. We are currently around 15 members with 10 active members. This should show that we do not have any commercial inclination of growing us by taking in random members. In fact the administrators block at least 3 fake requests to join the group every week. We have core members who act as spy to keep tab of ‘suspicious online Romeos (and juliets??!) ’, fortunately we have not got any one who has sneaked in so far. We take our members security very very seriously.
How often do you meet… We have a lot of impromptu meets, pot luck, etc. We would like to maintain a fortnightly formal meet ups.
I am no longer in my second bachelor/sinister phase … We do have members who have gone past the phase long time back. They are part of the family to help us with advice from their experience.
What next … A fully redesigned web site and a mobile app along with it. Reach out to more members across India. An organization/NGO which will hand hold any one who is just getting into their ‘Second bachelor/sinister’ stage, making sure their transition to a better life is smoother and faster.
NOTE : If you are looking for "fun", please stay away from here. We will be closely monitoring members activity, if you are found disturbing fellow members with private messages. Members will be banned.
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