Coping is best suited for those recently out of their relationships. Coping begins on the first Sunday after Columbus Day in October, and runs for six consecutive weeks for two hours on Sunday evenings.
Coping meetings are held from 6PM - 8PM (we suggest you arrive by 5:45).
We hope to be able to re-start Coping in the fall of 2022. We will not be able to hold it in the fall of 2021 because of COVID reasons.
Coping topics include: Dealing with the loneliness and stress, Being single again, Discovering yourself, Changes in relationships, and Growth.
Rebuilding is designed for adults that are separated, divorced or widowed who are beyond the initial trauma and wanting to move on. The program generally follows the book Rebuilding - When Your Relationship Ends by Bruce Fisher. Widows participants will read a different book, Widow to Widow by Genevieve Ginsburg. We ask for a $50 donation, which covers the cost of the book and other administrative costs. Weekly topics are intended to form stepping stones that help each participant move ahead with rebuilding his or her life.
Rebuilding meetings are normally held from 5:30PM - 8PM (we suggest you arrive by 5:15) on Sunday evenings for nine weeks (excluding Easter).
For 2021, we are adjusting Rebuilding due to concerns from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The next Rebuilding session begins April 11, 2021, depending on how things look with regards to COVID, and will be conducted in a different format from normal.
Rebuilding topics include:
Participants read the relevant chapter(s) prior to each meeting. Facilitators give a presentation about their experience with the topic, followed by smaller breakout groups with facilitators and participants.
Coping and Rebuilding participants are as varied as the Northern Virginia area. We have men and women, we have people in their twenties and people in their nineties, and many in between. We have people of many religions, ethnicities, income levels, and educations. We have parents of young children, parents of grown children, and people with no children. What we have in common is our willingness to work through the end of our marriage and get ourselves to a better place.