What we're about
Inspired by the same book title, Motherless Daughters, this group is committed to bringing together motherless daughters by encouraging healing among them, providing insight and compassion and offering strength and hope through promoting awareness about the long-lasting effects of such a loss. The group consists primarily of women of all ages, who have endured early mother loss (either during childhood, adolescence or early adulthood through mid-late 30s who may have also been caregivers) and is also open to those who live outside of the immediate area. Events are hosted in the Northern New Jersey area. This group will provide an opportunity to connect with other women who have lost their mothers, share experiences, commiserate together, offer support and hopefully form new friendships.
Since the impact of Motherloss can be very perplexing because the loss is something that changes you forever, the intent of this group is to provide a collaborative, supportive, fun and social experience to its members and to share strategies on how to effectively cope with their loss and celebrate and honor the wisdom that their mothers left behind. We will speak about the past and celebrate the lives of our mothers and the significant role that they played in our lives. More importantly, we will speak about the future, while still carrying our mother's love and support with us. This is a great place to find fun, intelligent, friendly women in the area who can understand what we're each going through.
Each meeting is diverse in the sense that informal social luncheons and dinners at local restaurants are organized, as well as optional, more interactive meetings, where we can examine and discuss excerpts from books or just socially interact and enjoy a pleasant afternoon at a nice eatery. We also talk about our lives, families, careers, future goals/aspirations, books we've read, and each members' interests and hobbies.
This group will serve as a safe haven where we will be able to get together, support one another and bond through a shared experience so that we can no longer feel alone in our grief, regardless of which stage we are at in our journey.
POLICY: MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A MINIMUM OF FIVE (5) MEETUPS PER CALENDAR YEAR IN ORDER TO REMAIN IN ACTIVE STATUS (OR WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE MEMBERSHIP LIST).
THIS GROUP IS NOT FACILITATED BY A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL AS IT'S MERE PURPOSE IS TO SOCIALLY SUPPORT IT'S MEMBERS.
NOTE: IN AN EFFORT TO PROTECT MEMBER PRIVACY, JOINING UNDER FALSE PRETENSES, FOR SOLICITATION PURPOSES, OR TO COMPILE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION OF MEMBERS FOR FUTURE SOLICITATION, OR FOR ANY OTHER PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL AGENDA, CONSTITUTES UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR AND WILL RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF MEMBERSHIP (ALL INCIDENTS WILL BE REPORTED TO MEETUP.COM). HARASSMENT OR STALKING OF ANY KIND WILL BE IMMEDIATELY REPORTED TO LOCAL GOVERNING AUTHORITIES.