Ongoing Therapeutic Support Groups
Separation and Divorce: Navigating Change Together
7:15 – 9:00 PM
3130 E. Madison St., Suite 203B
Seattle, WA 98122
$20.00 per evening
RSVP for the Separation and Divorce Group below
Wednesday meeting Dates through January of 2017
Jan 4th (no group on the 18th)
Feb 1st & 15th
Mar 1st, 15th & 29th
April 12th & 26th
May 10th & 24th
June 7th & 21st
July 5th & 19th
Aug 2nd, 16th & 30th
Sept 13th & 27th
Oct 11th & 25th
Nov 8th & 22nd
Dec 6th & 20th
Begin getting the support you want now. You don’t have to go it alone. Find happiness again…
Ongoing therapeutic separation and divorce support groups meet every other Wednesday evening (see side bar for schedule). The groups are usually a mix of members that range from newly separated, separated from a committed relationship, and in the process of getting divorced to after the divorce is final. Men and women both attend the groups, and the maximum number in the group is twelve. Bring your questions and experiences. Share at the level you feel comfortable. This is a place where you are welcomed to talk about what is happening in your life with people that can understand and really “get” what you are going through.
Within the group you will find understanding, support and encouragement through both your personal sharing, as well as through hearing the different stories, perspectives and experiences of others. In the group we talk, we laugh and we cry as we process, validate and normalize our experiences. Together we find new strengths, clarity and direction.
Some of the issues we talk about are:
The loss of your partner, your sense of family and the loss of “the dream”
The changes in the structure of your daily life and in your identity
The changes in your home life and with family and friends
Making legal decisions while you are grieving or angry
Rediscovering who you are outside of your relationship
Creating healthy boundaries between you and your ex that fosters healing
Suddenly becoming a single parent
Your children are getting caught in the middle
Finding a new normal
Finding new dreams for the future
The four letter word “date” and healthy relationships for the future
Going through separation and divorce can be like riding a roller coaster of emotions. At first you may feel completely overwhelmed. Then as time passes, you find yourself beginning to feel hopeful for the future only to be knocked down again by black cloud of sadness, anger, anxiety or confusion. If you are having experiences like these they are completely normal. The ending of a significant relationship is a major life transition and a time of great change.
If you think it might be helpful to join with others who can understand what you are going through, where you are free to express how you feel and be accepted, call or email for more information and to join. Begin getting the support you want now.
You don’t have to go it alone. You can find the support you want, at a place where you will be seen and heard, your pain can be held, and you will be encouraged to grow and find happiness again.