This group is for gay women who have recently uncoupled (within the past year) and who would like to hang out with others in the same transitional space. We welcome both the "leavers" and the "left," as well as those who ended things mutually -- as all can grieve equally. The focus is on breakups, rather than relationships ending due to a partner's passing, as there are grief and loss groups in our area.
This is not a dating group, though if one of us meets someone in the group and it happens, that's fine. The purpose of the group is to provide a safe space for lesbians who would like to spend time with others transitioning out of relationships (and trying to avoid the trap of rebounding into another)!
There will be all sorts of social activities, but members should always feel free to bring their needs for dialogue to these gatherings -- as this is a group set up to provide healing. Members will never be considered "wet blankets," if feeling sad or in need of support.
There will sometimes be opportunities to just talk -- usually with a theme, but probably open to input as far as what gets explored.
Come join the group. It is our intention to meet weekly (sometimes that will happen but sometimes it won't -- especially in winter!) and more than weekly -- if members create additional events -- and women in the group will be encouraged to see each other out for individual socializing as well. Members may choose, for example, to call each other for support between events.
All are welcome to post events and invite, but these are the guidelines: each host is responsible for the organization, monitoring, and hosting of her event; the organizers of Open Hearts are not responsible for any events but those they host. If you wish to create a private event for only a few members, please message each other and make the invitation, rather than posting it.
See you in January!
Happy (or if not happy, at least healthy) Holidays!