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“When my mom died, I felt achingly alone. It was an isolation that I had never experienced before. But as soon as I started attending dinners about a month and a half later, that loneliness abated. It was kind of a Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz moment — I was stepping out of a completely colorless world and back into something that was richer and more vibrant than before. I felt like I could start reclaiming my life again."

— Alix, Philadelphia (The Dinner Party)

This group is for support once therapy has ended.

**Note: please don't be discouraged from attending because it looks like you and I will be the only ones there, we are a small group that started from members not on Meetup. I started this Meetup to open it up to those who need this and want to join us.

This group was inspired by two things: The Dinner Party ( https://www.thedinnerparty.org/ ) and my former grief group therapist Laura Silverman. I want to give them both total credit and also say this meetup group is not organized or associated with either, although I personally recommend both. I started this group because I couldn't find The Dinner Party for a location near me in Atlanta, as well, I didn't want to keep the age for 20/30s.

This group is for those who are going through grief from the loss of a loved one. Ideally you have gotten therapy or are in the process (if you haven't I highly recommend reaching out to Laura Silverman!), but you want to move forward in a loving supportive environment of people who can relate. Ages range.

We don't provide therapy, we simply meet for dinner at different locales in the Buckhead or Buckhead adjacent area to provide space of support. We meet to talk and share, have a good time, and just be around other people who get it --others who felt like they were alone, and realized they weren't after getting therapy. We are all human beings and it's amazing that even though we feel so isolated, alone and like we are doing everything wrong; everyone goes through pretty much the same things.

We are a somewhat small group. We welcome you to join us, bi-monthly on Wednesdays. Reach out for more info.

I do ask that if you join:

• Please commit to at least two meetings, as we want to develop a camraderie, but also realize everything is not for everyone. Meeting at least twice will give you the chance to make an informed decision about whether this is helpful for you.

• Please attend at least one (1) of the 2 following upcoming dinners after you join (that gives new members 1 month to attend one dinner). If this is not possible please wait to join.

• Members who no show, or cancel less than 24 hours before event more than twice will be removed. I group is only successful with active participating members. Feel free to reach out to the organizer when you feel you are ready to participate.

• Please cancel if you can't make it. I know that grief can put our emotions all over the place, so we understand if you need to cancel, but just ask that you let us know so we don't worry about you! Please try to do so 24 hours before the event so that the organizer can plan.

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