Re-start up of Norwalk & Fairfield psychotherapist Caroline Temple's popular divorce support group begins January 5, 2011.
Online PR News – 04-December-2010 – – Fairfield, CT - Caroline Temple MSW, LCSW, Fairfield and Norwalk-based holistic psychotherapist offers a new 8-week series in her popular divorce support group, beginning January 5, 2011 from 10 -11:30 am at her Fairfield offices at 60 Katona Drive.
“Divorce support groups can be life changing,” says Temple, who has organized and run similar groups for over 10 years. “This particular group provides women a much needed forum for financial and legal education about the divorce process while offering emotional support. Most importantly it helps them to be realistic about what to expect.”
Temple, who has offices in both Fairfield and Norwalk, CT, notes that demand for her divorce support group is at an all-time high. According to The National Marriage Project’s State of Our Unions 2007 report, for the average couple marrying for the first time, the lifetime probability of divorce or separation remains between 40 and 50 percent. In 2010 mainstream publication, ‘The Huffington Post’ established a permanent section devoted to divorce, while noting that the phenomenon is now firmly part of the cultural zeitgeist, as opposed to being outside it. Temple’s main concern is that it is women who most often get hurt in divorce, especially financially.
“Women tend to feel like victims. It’s really important for them to take charge of their decisions, get educated and be proactive,” she says To that end her group invites guest speakers to some of the weekly sessions. Experts may include financial planners, attorneys, tax accountants, medical insurance specialists and anyone else the group would like to hear from. Temple is also in the process of creating a new blog which will connect to her website and provide a place for visiting bloggers to provide up-to-date information on divorce, including information on children, legal matters, finances, health insurance and other pertinent topics.
Past participants cannot say enough about what Temple and the group have done for them. Many of them return to the group two and three times over.
“The group for me was educational, enlightening, supportive, an empowering environment, a sisterhood, a non-judgmental safe place, a ray of light in a daunting process,” says one. Another notes: “Caroline creates a safe, respectful environment where magic happens – women from all sorts of backgrounds meet, speak truthfully and bond. We are all being our authentic selves – it is very powerful.”
Registration required. For more information visit www.mywisewoman.com or call 203.866.9333