Hello! Thank you for joining and welcome. I have been asked what exactly this group is about. To sum it up in one word… Support. After years/ month etc, of the same routine you feel forced out of your comfort zone, left holding the bag and trying to figure out how to move on. Tissues and Tears: Allow yourself to be sad in the best way you know how. Don’t pretend to be ok when you are not. It’s ok get it out ,having the support you need will keep you from feeling sorry for yourself, so you can pick up the pieces and move –on.
Support: Regardless of what stage of break-up you are in someone has been thru the same thing. Having the right kind of support, can assist you in what you need to move on, regardless of Divorce, long –time relationship etc. If you need assistance in finding local assistance in your area (where to go, what to do etc)
Having the right kind of support also keeps you from feeling isolated and alone at times. Regardless of how long you were in a relationship, you may have mutual friends with your ex. Sometimes you just need to a 3RD party perspective. This support is judgement free, as you are surrounded by people who have gone through the same thing.
Picking up the pieces: At times we lose ourselves in our relationships, when it’s over, you may get need help to get reacquainted with yourself and who you are.
Share your experiences (Testify J ): It is beyond refreshing to know you are not only one. Your experience can be just what someone else needs to hear.
Remember what went right: Regardless of how or why it ended try to remember what went right, and build on that.
When we are unable to get together Virtual meetings, or phone conferences can be had.
Have fun: It’s time to have fun and focus on YOU. A phoenix rising from the ashes. Bring the focus back on you! Share tips on eating healthy, dealing with child(ren), and remaining completely positive at all times.
Some of the activities can include, night on the town (ever been on the party bus?), meet-up at the gym, or park for some fresh air!
Any suggestions you may have. In fact Denise has already made some, Casino meet-up (or bus trip), Flower Show, Crabfest, Penns Landing (lot’s of great summer concerts) Jazz at the Kimmel Center, Miniature Golf, Museum day.
Yes the relationship ended, but it’s not the end of the world.