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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.

The 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 NameLocationWhen They MeetLearn More
Divorce/Separation/Relationship EndingsFranciscan Renewal Center, ScottsdaleMondays, 6:30-8:30Psychology Today
Divorce Recovery GroupTransitions Counseling Office, GlendaleEvery other Thursday, 6-7:15Psychology Today
Divorce RecoveryPhoenixWed 6:15 pmMeetUp
Life After Divorce – A Time to Rebuild, Reconnect & Thrive!ScottsdaleVariesMeetUp
East Valley Divorce Recovery MeetupGilbertTue, Wed 7:00 pmMeetUp
Divorce GroupChandler, ArizonaFri 7:00 pm-8:00 pmPsychology Today
Divorce/Heartbreak Recovery GroupScottsdale, ArizonaThurs 5:30-6:30 PMPsychology 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 NameLocationWhen They MeetLearn More
Divorce GroupChandlerFriday 
7 pm – 8 pm
Psychology Today
Men’s GroupChandler, ArizonaWed and ThursPsychology Today

Women Only Divorce Support Groups

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

Group NameLocationWhen They MeetLearn More
Women in TransitionScottsdaleThursdays, 6:30MeetUp
Women In TransitionPhoenixVariesPsychology Today
East Valley Divorce Support Meetup for WomenGilbertSat 8:30 amMeetUp

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 NameLocationWhen They MeetLearn More
Divorce CareNorth Phoenix Baptist ChurchWednesdays 6:30 pmDivorce Care
Divorce CareDesert View Bible ChurchTuesdays 6:30 pmDivorce Care
Divorce CareParish of St BenedictTuesdays 6:30 pmDivorce Care
Divorce RecoveryPhoenixWednesdays, 6:15MeetUp

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 divorce groups may be a good fit for your family.

Group NameLocationWhen They MeetLearn More
Child/Adolescent Divorce and Separation SupportArrowhead Family SystemsVariesPsychology Today
Co-Parenting GroupArrowhead Family SystemsFridays, 5:15-6:45 pmPsychology Today
Divorce Support Group for TweensBarnes Counseling and Coaching, ScottsdaleVariesPsychology Today
East Valley Divorce RecoveryGilbertVariesMeetUp

Online Divorce Groups

Online divorce 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 divorce support groups. Some popular online options:

Divorce is a difficult time for everybody involved, if you need more than a divorce group, if you need an experienced divorce attorney on your side contact the experts at Edwards & Petersen, PLC.

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