What we're about
Welcome to Starting Over. We are a peer-led support group for men and women who are in any stage of separation, divorce or post-divorce. Our caring facilitators have all been through the divorce process in their own lives. We meet to help each other navigate the emotional roller coaster we all experience while going through this difficult time in our lives. We also share our personal experiences on getting through the legal process as this can seem quite overwhelming when life as you know it has been turned upside-down. At our meetings we provide positive support in a non-judgmental setting where each member has a chance to discuss the evening's topic or any issue that is relevant to his/her situation. While divorce is an end of a marriage, it also provides the opportunity for starting over and rebuilding the life you want. Social activities are open to members who regularly attend support meetings.
We meet the first two Sundays of the month 6:30 to 8:30, and when possible we meet for light refreshments socially on the remaining Sundays of the month. We're currently meeting in the Chester, NJ area.
We request $2.00 at the end of each meeting (as you are able) to help defray Meetup dues. These funds also go toward providing free or low-cost group events approximately twice per year. One is usually a holiday brunch at a restaurant.
Please note - Starting Over is first and foremost a support group, not a dating group. We are not psychologists, therapists, lawyers or legal experts, the facilitators are simply people who have been through a divorce.