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Greetings to our friends and supporters, 

Most of our children's divorce support groups create a poster on their final night with advice for parents and other kids going through divorce. The list is often raw with sad emotions.  This poster was created by a group of high school students, who are from divorced families and have just completed our peer facilitation training (Group IV for 10-12th graders) here at the Center. Their parents' divorces happened quite a while ago. Please notice the difference in tone. I find it very hopeful, proving what we believe, that when separation and divorce are unavoidable, divorce done "right" is a true gift to children. Please join me in the warm cozy feeling of making a positive difference in a child's life. World peace, one co-parenting partnership at a time!


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The New Year's Resolution...50 Years Later new years

Meg Wilson


Since my husband and I blended our families three years ago, my list of New Year's Resolutions looks like one my mother could have written back in 1961.  She, a divorcee with two small children, married my father, a widower with five. Together they went on to have two more kids, my sister and me. 

Considering they had nine children between them, my parents did a fairly decent job abiding by the following tenets.  It's almost as if, fifty years ago, they wrote the following list of resolutions that one day I would rely on:


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JANUARY 2012  



Saturday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
January 7 - Portland (761-2709)
January 14 - Belfast (338-2200 x109)
January 14 - Augusta (859-1514
January 14 - Farmington (778-6960)
January 14 - Topsham (761-2709)
January 14 - Lewiston (8:00) (783-6960)
January 21 - Portland (761-2709)
January 21 - Waterville (859-1514)

(similar program) January 7 - Rockland (596-0014)

(similar program) January 14 - Bangor/Ellsworth (942-9329)  

(similar program) January 21 - Bangor/Ellsworth (942-9329) 


 Separation, Divorce & Dads

Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

January 3 - Portland (761-2709)


Support Groups for Kids

Group I (grades 1-3)

Tuesdays, 4:15 - 5:45 pm

1/10 - 2/14/12

Group II (grades 4-6)

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

1/11 - 2/15/12

Group III (grades 7-9)

Wednesdays, 5:45 - 7:15 pm

1/11 - 2/15/12

Group IV (grades 10 - 12)



Free Evening Workshop

Forgiveness & Letting Go of the Past 

Monday, January 23, 2012

7:00 - 9:00 pm 





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