What we're about
Maryland Area Separation Support (MASS) seeks to provide activities and support for those who find themselves in the process of separation, whether impending or in progress.
Marriage separation, as distinct from the finality of divorce, puts your life in limbo. New friends must be acquired as former couple friends distance themselves from the discomfort of choosing sides. Financial decisions must be made as the equation has changed. Most of all, you need advice and support as the long-trusted shoulders may no longer be there for you.
MASS is designed to help those individuals who find themselves alone in this unique way; unable to fully move on with their lives through traditional dating and activities targeted more to single parents and the fully divorced. We welcome members who have already gone through the process as their experience and insight will be beneficial.
Activities will generally be geared to those who are considering separation or are separated today and will range from casual coffee gatherings and dinners, speakers and educational sessions, to kid-friendly venues and activities for soon-to-be-single moms and dads.
Many of our members' have finalized their divorce, and those who have completed the process are welcome to remain in the group as resources.
The group is based in Frederick Maryland but has a large membership that includes people from areas as far away as Hagerstown, Columbia, Gettysburg, Chambersburg and Rockville. We strive to vary the locations of our meetups so that all members have a chance to attend something local.
Membership to MASS is free, but members who find value in the group after attending a few events are encouraged to make a small donation if they are able. These donations help to defray the meetup.com costs billed to the organizer and miscellaneous fees for venues, refreshments, etc.