Divorce and Breakup from a long-term relationship is one of the most stressful events that can happen to a human being. In our culture we rush to put a lid on emotions and the natural process that needs to happen to move forward successfully and freely. But you can't skip emotional steps. Just burying the feelings will not help us to learn from our experience, live authentically, or move forward with real freedom. And even if you are done with the legal part of the divorce, the emotional divorce is something that will take its time to be resolved.
Will it help me if I join?
It is proved that people that have participated in our Divorce Support Group for a few months have felt more in peace with the (painful) process of the breakup or the divorce, less lonely, more connected with others and belonging to a group, and they have admitted that they are strong and ready to move on without any emotional leftovers (anger, sorrow, regret, rejection) or burden from the previous relationship.
Who are our members
We are a support group for men and women of all ages who are in any stage of separation, divorce or post-divorce or breakup from a long-term relationship. Our counselor holds the scientific background and the warm personality to support us through such an overwhelming experience.
About our meetings
We meet twice a month to help each other navigate the emotional roller coaster we all experience while going through this difficult time in our lives. We also share our personal experiences on getting through the legal process of a divorce as this can seem quite overwhelming when life as you know it has been turned upside-down.
At our meetings we provide POSITIVE support in a NON-JUDGMENTAL setting where each member has a chance to discuss the evening's topic or any issue that is relevant to his/her situation.
DO NOT FORGET: While divorce is an end of a marriage, it also provides the opportunity for starting over and rebuilding the life you want.
Bring only your concerns, questions, open minds and warm hearts!
We discuss about:
-Recognizing what's happening to me
-The end of an era
-Re-defining my identity
-Dealing with loss
-Dealing with rejection
-Dealing with blame
-The road to finding help
-The experience of a divorce for an expat
-Facing my anger
-Facing my depression
-Facing my loneliness
-New Relationships - Dating again
Useful Information & Registration
FEES: 40€ for the first meeting - 60€ monthly membership (two meetings) after registration
DAYS: every second Sunday
TIME: 16.00-18.00 or 19.00-21.00
PLACE: The Hague - Leiden
NO OF PARTICIPANTS: 6 max.
**Your presence means a lot to other people who are counting on your support, so please join us only if you feel attending almost every meeting.**
Contact me here for details
"Before you build the life you want, you have to come to terms with the life you had before. "
What other members said
"I've recently joined a new Divorce Support Group. I didn't know what to expect but each time I have been, I've noticed that there is a healing 'energy' in the room. People share their stories and situations in a safe way. It's a small intimate group, it feels good to have a window to share with others travelling a similarly difficult journey. Vassia who facilitates holds the group in a very talented way. She gives home exercises that are really causing me to be brave and deepen the process of acceptance."
(M., from the Divorce Support Group-Leiden)
"Vassia is a skillful, caring, empathetic and assertive counselor.
With her energy and her endless will to help, the support group exceeds our expectations."
(J., from the Divorce Support Group-Leiden)
Starting Over: Divorce Support Group.
Your community to get support through divorce.