Over 2000 members to date have seen and felt the benefits our group can give them!
We are not a social group or for those who have been divorced for a number of (2 1/2 or more) years, but instead focus on the critical first stages of separation and divorce. Although we do have forums within the group, we are not an online-based support group but a community-based support group.
All members must fill out a membership application and all members must have a clear current photo of themselves in their profile before they are accepted into the group. This is done for the safety and comfort of our members. All information is kept confidential.
It is important to read to the end of this introduction to see if this group fits your needs!
The transition of going through separation and divorce can be both challenging and overwhelming. I personally feel divorce is like a death and I have gone through the death of a loved one and didn't seek the support I needed and I did not plan on making the same mistake twice.
Right now you may feel there is no light at the end of the tunnel. The first step to moving on with your life is grieving, letting go and then and only then, can you start re-building your life.
The initial shock and trauma of a divorce takes us to a place where we are shattered and feel out of control. After a time, our needs move beyond survival and the question becomes "Who am I?". Once this is maintained, the next question of "What do I do next?" becomes easier.
You do not have to travel this journey alone. The Edmonton Divorce Support Group are individuals who are recovering from separation and divorce. Together, we can help you move on with your life so you can begin to create a bright future.
Our group offers you:
Support throughout your journey of letting go and moving forward.
A safe, private, comfortable environment where you can share and not feel judged.
An opportunity to connect with people who are experiencing similar feelings and emotions.
Awareness and increased understanding of how your separation and divorce has impacted you.
The ability to reduce the feelings of isolation and loneliness that often accompany separation and divorce.
Have you used all of your family and friend's "listen to my divorce story" minutes? Let this group be the one who listens so your family and friends can be there for you in other ways.
We are a group of caring, compassionate and understanding individuals who are willing to share with sincerity and listen with empathy. However be assured, our Meetups are not all about tears and sadness. There is also laughter and a lot of it.
The sensitive nature of our group and the importance we place on making it a safe and supportive environment makes it necessary that the we are an 'active' group; meaning its members need to maintain their active status by participating on the message boards and coming to the meetups. Maintaining an 'active' membership assures that the group is effective in meeting the needs of its members.
We are not a dating group so if you are joining with the intention of dating or simply going to only the socials, this is not the group for you. We kindly ask any members who join with the intent of "meeting someone" to look to other more appropriate groups to do so.
We do not allow soliciting of any kind in our group. If you have services you feel would be a benefit to our group or would like to become a sponsor, please contact Joy Turchanski directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided by The Edmonton Divorce Group is not to be used in lieu of professional advice for legal, financial, mental health issues or counselling of any kind. If you wish to obtain advice in these areas, a lawyer, a therapist or a financial advisor should be consulted. Our mission is to provide resources and support through The Edmonton Divorce Support Group.
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