During divorce, you need ongoing support from women who understand what you’re going through. And during the holidays during divorce, you need extra support.
“At all costs, you mustn’t withdraw because a marriage has failed. During that time of stress you need friends and family as never before, and if you let them nurse you for a while, you will find your ability to love returning.”
The Friendship Factor by Alan McGinnis
I love the picture on this blog. These are some R.A.D.I.C.A.L. Women I know (and love) … all women who are recently divorced or going through the process of divorce. You wouldn’t know it by their faces. They have all probably done more crying than laughing the last few months. But look at their faces in this picture. The just finished the 10-week RADiCAL Support Group . They are encouraging each other. They have been sharing both the laughter and the tears. They are still supporting each other through the divorce storm. And they are rediscovering joy and companionship on a new level in the process.
Adversity has a way of making us bond with others who are struggling with the same issues we are facing. But we should not just support each other in complaining and whining and moaning and groaning (which can sometimes very be helpful!); but we must keep each other pointed in the right direction. We must give the “Atta Girl!” We must say, “You can do this … we will help!” We must pick each other up, dust each other off and say, “You are strong and worthy! Get back out there!” That’s why it’s so important to have a group of women with whom you can make this journey. We need each other, especially now. It’s worth so much just to laugh again … especially with women who know how much you’ve been crying. This kind of healing happens best in women-only groups. Mixed groups confuse the issues you need to deal with.
Get together with a friend today! Do something fun! Laugh! Cry! Share! It will do you both good. And then maybe decide to start a RADiCAL group of your own!
Learn more about our online divorce support group.
“A true friend is always loyal, and a brother (or RADiCAL sister!) is born to help in time of need.” Proverbs 17:17 (The Living Bible)