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Dear Friends,

Thanks for taking time to browse through our site.

We hope that you are encouraged by our site’s articles.

Divorce is one of life’s  most stressful event and the sufferers take at least 2-3 years to be able to function normally again.

Counsellors also need to be patient with  our divorced clients as they often  tackle complicating deep-seated emotional problems  of a divorce situation.

The support site for the divorced  community was started two years ago when I realised that there aren’t  much support groups around in our local community.

Most of the groups meeting  currently only provide a social platform but nothing that really professionally takes care of the grieving needs of the large divorced community.

HELP – a government-funded social initiative only provides support to the  single parents and children.

What about those divorced adults who do not have kids? Where do they turn to for specialised help?

Many saw professional counsellors but nothing beats having an environment which allows them to share their issues together with others caught in similar circumstances.

Last year, more than 7,800 annulments were filed and this  figure does not look like going down anytime soon.

Many divorced readers have told me that they could only locate our support site when they googled for support groups for the divorced.

We are flattered by their support but yet felt aghast that our country provides so little support to those who are suffering from the ill-effects of a divorce.

We hope to be able to meet that huge gaping need  and hopefully our government will be able to fund our initiative in future.

We have set aside four support series per year and so far have conducted three already.  The fourth series are currently in progress.

Each support series are attended  by 7-8  participants and a moderator/counsellor  will be present to manage the sessions.

The sessions mainly focus on helping the  newly divorced manage their grief and hopefully they will continue to support one another after the sessions.

Meanwhile, we will plough on even though  we operate with a shoe-string budget derived largely from the donating public.

Thanks all for having faith and trust  in our efforts to meet a huge yearning need within the divorced community.

Do email me at gilbert@steadymarriages.com if you have any suggestions on how to better our efforts to engage the divorced community.

Remember we are here for you.

Gilbert Goh

Organiser

Support site for the divorced

11 comments

  1. Hi Gilbert,

    This is Dave with Hot Date Ideas, I just noticed the link in my analytics report and think you made an excellent choice for your suggested dating link! 😉

    Have a good one.

    Dave

  2. Hello Gilbert,
    At CBS MoneyWatch.com we are flattered that you liked our article on the couple sorting out their saving and spending priorities. http://www.steadymarriages.com/?p=94
    I have to object to your printing the entire article on your site, however. It’s fine to run, say, the first few paragraphs and then provide a link to the rest of the piece. But the entire story? Not kosher.
    Thanks and Best,
    Jack Otter
    Executive Editor
    CBS MoneyWatch.com

  3. Mr. Gilbert,
    I think that it is awesome that you’re attempting to bridge a conscientious among future couples who are contemplating marriage and couples that are no longer together. Great site, and hopefully you can get the message out that a family union is above all critical to maintain, and that divorce should be a last remedy.

    Miami Beach Florida

  4. Hi Gilbert

    Thanks for the effort in putting up such articles. I was trying to get hold of “A Love Story” by Lee Wei Ling to forward to a friend and the Straits Times only showed a partial part of the article unless I sign-up with my details.

    So glad that you carry the entire article without the extra step. Just within my small circle of friends, I already knew of a no. who have marriage issues. This site will be a really useful resource.

    Keep it up!

    Cheers
    Rachel

  5. Hi,
    If your website is for marriage counseling and reaching out to others, why do I dinf insulting racist articles here. The first thing I read here was composed entirely of insulting a the Chinese race. I find this a disappointment in what is supposedly a positive website.

    1. Hi Maria,

      I apologised for the insulting comments you mentioned.

      Can you tell me where they are so that I can delete them?

      Take care.

      Admin

  6. Yo, Yo Gilbert, guess what? U rock dude… Great freaking site guy. Thanks for bringing out a conciencious site for those ” Who Think ” y para el burro ” as we say in spanish” just think and try to sort it out as my PH.D friend from the University Of Miami would say.

    albert poledri
    miami beach florida.

    florida international university

  7. Yo, Yo Gilbert, guess what? U rock dude… Great freaking site guy. Thanks for bringing out a conciencious site for those ” Who Think ” y para el burro ” as we say in spanish” just think and try to sort it out as my PH.D friend from the University Of Miami would say.

    albert poledri
    miami beach florida.

    florida international university

    Just Think !!!! Just Think !!!! ladies y gentlemen

  8. Hi Gilbert,

    I read an article on Mr Shanmuga. We feel the court is truly women-biased. I was a divorcee w 2 kids. Bt i never gave trouble to my ex. N even not claiming maintenence for my own reason. My husband has a similar sticky situation w his ex-wife. We don’t know where to seek help. I really hope u can. We are desperate n stuck. N this is really depressing for me n husband.

  9. I’m divorce in 2008 & kid care & control was by me. in order not to affect his life ihad remain his care taker who is his paternal grandparents however when i want to change his care taker in aug this year. i was rejected by them & now my ex ifile in court for the care n control.

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