Arizona Divorce and Separation Support Groups

Even when couples divorce or separate amicably, ending a long-term relationship is a life-altering decision that induces a wide range of emotions, including fear, guilt, anxiety, excitement, anger, and sadness. Both divorce support groups and separation support groups offer exactly what they promise: support. Participants find a safe place where they can express their conflicting emotions with others going through the same thing. In fact, the realization that others are struggling with similar issues helps many people going through divorce or separation. Additionally, participants find the act of supporting others a powerful part of their own emotional healing.

Men and woman offering support to one another during a divorce or separationThe popularity of support groups has grown to such a degree that those interested in joining a divorce support group have many options from which to choose: co-ed, men only, women only, religion-based, online, parents, even support groups specifically for children and teens. No matter which part of the Phoenix Metro area you call home, there is a divorce or separation support group to fit your unique needs.

Co-ed Divorce Support Groups

Co-ed groups include both men and women discussing the emotions and experiences of the end of a relationship.

Group Name Location When They Meet Learn More
Divorce/Separation/Relationship Endings Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale Mondays, 6:30-8:30 Psychology Today
Divorce Recovery Group Transitions Counseling Office, Glendale Every other Thursday, 6-7:15 Psychology Today
Divorce Recovery Phoenix Wed 6:15pm MeetUp
Life After Divorce – A Time to Rebuild, Reconnect & Thrive! Scottsdale Varies MeetUp
East Valley Divorce Recovery Meetup Gilbert Tue, Wed 7:00pm MeetUp
Divorce Group Chandler, Arizona Fri 7:00pm-8:00pm Psychology Today
Divorce/Heartbreak Recovery Group Scottsdale, Arizona Thurs 5:30-6:30 PM Psychology Today

Men Only Divorce Support Groups

Men experiencing the end of a long-term relationship or marriage may feel more comfortable in a males-only support group. Luckily, their options are plentiful.

Group Name Location When They Meet Learn More
Divorce Group Chandler Friday
7pm – 8pm
Psychology Today
Men’s Group Chandler, Arizona Wed and Thurs Psychology Today

Women Only Divorce Support Groups

Many women prefer joining women-only support groups. They will find numerous options throughout the valley.

Group Name Location When They Meet Learn More
Women in Transition Scottsdale Thursdays, 6:30 MeetUp
Women In Transition Phoenix Varies Psychology Today
East Valley Divorce Support Meetup for Women Gilbert Sat 8:30am MeetUp
Women’s Divorce Support Workshop Goodyear Varies MeetUp

Religion-based Divorce Support Groups

For some, the added comfort of religion helps them through the emotional difficulties of divorce. If your own church does not offer a divorce support group, consider one of these locations.

Group Name Location When They Meet Learn More
Divorce Care North Phoenix Baptist Church Wednesdays 6:30 pm Divorce Care
Divorce Care Desert View Bible Church Tuesdays 6:30 pm Divorce Care
Divorce Care Parish of St Benedict Tuesdays 6:30 pm Divorce Care
Divorce Recovery Phoenix Wednesdays, 6:15 MeetUp

Family-based Divorce Support Groups

Families going through divorce have unique needs. If you feel your children would benefit from a support group, or if you would like to meet with other parents specifically about the challenges of co-parenting after separation or divorce, one of these groups may be a good fit for your family.

Group Name Location When They Meet Learn More
Child/Adolescent Divorce and Separation Support Arrowhead Family Systems Varies Psychology Today
Co-Parenting Group Arrowhead Family Systems Fridays, 5:15-6:45 pm Psychology Today
Divorce Support Group for Tweens Barnes Counseling and Coaching, Scottsdale Varies Psychology Today
East Valley Divorce Recovery Gilbert Varies MeetUp

Online Divorce Support Groups

Online support groups have two unique features participants appreciate: immediacy and anonymity. There is no need to wait for weekly meetings when your support group is online. Add to that the freedom of divulging your feelings without anyone ever knowing whom you are and you can understand the appeal of online support groups. Some popular online options:

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