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The Divorce Support & Social Group has been established for Melbournians who have gone through or are going through a relationship break up.

We are a gateway to meeting others experiencing a similar life change and developing new friendships. Our emphasis is on fun whilst helping and supporting each other.

We hold free monthly seminars, workshops and socials. We also have our own divorce resources guide with suggestions from our members.

Our regular social gatherings include drinks and chats, casual coffees, social nights and activities. Meetings are informal and open to all.

Better not bitter is our motto!

We look forward to catching up.

Upcoming events (4+)

Hiking for Health and Happiness: Merri Creek Trail, Brunswick East to Coburg ret

Starting from Sumner Park in Brunswick East we will walk north along the Merri Creek Trail past the many attractions along the way including the Brunswick Velodrome, Merri Creek Market Garden and Coburg Lake Reserve and then return.

The walk covers about a third of the Merri Creek Trail and follows the creek quite closely most of the time. The walk includes some hidden gems, There are tortoises in the water and an abundance of birdlife as a result of many years of replanting indigenous vegetation.

In total we will cover approximately 10 kms in approximately 2.5 hours.
For anyone interested afterwards we will meet for a coffee, chat and lunch for anyone hungry.

Please read the waiver liability before you RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/Divorce-Support-and-Social-Group/messages/boards/thread/53125019.

We look forward to catching up!

Our Divorce Recovery seminar series

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Helping your journey be better not bitter! - Joint event of the Divorce Support & Social Group & Melbourne Divorce Support Group.

The topics to be covered in our Divorce Recovery seminar series are listed below. We will announce the monthly topic early each month.

On the first Tuesday of every month, 7 pm at Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne CBD we welcome members to listen to talks from leading industry professionals.

Our divorce recovery seminar series covers a broad range of topics and aspects of life impacted by separation and divorce. We also look at the future including relationships and personal growth.

The talks are designed to be informative and insightful in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

Topics to be covered include:

Practical issues:
Conflict resolution

Divorce Recovery:
Divorce recovery planning
Divorce recovery tips
Divorce resources
Life skills - managing grief, stress, anxiety & depression

Divorce recovery - based on the teachings of the late Bruce Fisher:
Session 1 - denial, fear, adaption, loneliness & friendship
Session 2 - guilt/rejection, grief, anger & letting go
Session 3 - self-worth, transition, openness, love & trust
Session 4 - relatedness, sexuality, singleness, purpose & freedom

Communication – the dialogues that can wreck relationships
Dating again - tips and advice & online dating discussion
Love styles - learn your love style & how it affects your relationships
Relationships - 7 keys to a successful relationship

Health – exercise, nutrition & mental health
Mindfulness - learning to live in the present, meditation & spirituality
Personal growth – success is a journey not a destination
Purpose - specific aims to be better not bitter

Afterwards, for those not ready to go home, we will cross the road to Brunetti's for a drink, chat and food for those who are hungry.

Our seminars are all free!

We hope to see you!

Social – Welcome to new members & catch up for regulars - City

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Never been to one of our meet-ups before? Been a member for a while or just joined? Either way this is the social for you!

Once a month we hold a special meet-up to welcome in new members. Regulars are encouraged to attend and help new members have a fun night out!

Our monthly “newbie” social is an opportunity to learn about our groups, events held and resources to help members.

More importantly it is an opportunity to meet others going through separation & divorce in a safe and friendly environment. It helps to talk about our experiences and life changes with people who are interested and can relate. We can all learn from each other but the primary aim of the socials is to enjoy ourselves!

Our socials are hosted by members of the Divorce Support & Social Group and the Melbourne Divorce Support Group.

Wednesday night at the RMH is $15 pizza or pasta night with a drink!

We pay for own food and drinks individually.

Please RSVP if you are attending to ensure we book sufficient seats.
When you arrive at the venue ask for the table booked under the name “Meetup”.

Also note that times and venues are subject to change so please check beforehand.

Any questions please phone Paul Davies on ph[masked].

We hope to see you!

Our monthly social in the Eastern Suburbs – Date & Venue to be Announced

Please do not RSVP yet! The date and venue of this month’s Eastern Suburbs Social will be announced shortly!

Do you live in the Eastern Suburbs? Want to explore what the Eastern Suburbs has to offer? Or are you just interested to catch-up with like-minded people?

Once a month Hayden and Laura host our Eastern Suburbs socials.

It is a great opportunity to meet others. Our emphasis is on fun whilst helping and supporting each other.

The socials include drinks and chats, casual coffees, dinners and other activities suggested by members from time to time. Our socials are informal and open to all. We pay for own food and drinks individually and there is no charge for the organisation of the events.

We hope to see you!

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