Last evening, I had the extreme pleasure of attending an “Evening of Support, Information and a Vision for Your Future” in Westport, CT. Featured speakers included Susan Filan (attorney/mediator), Jessica Bram (author: Happily Ever After Divorce: Notes of a Joyful Journey) and Lili Vasileff (divorce financial planner). They were joined by therapists Nancy Wergeles and Elizabeth Crossfield, who head up a local divorce support group.
The room was full of people seeking resources to guide them in their journey. I thought the panel did a fabulous job explaining the differences between litigation and mediation, the need for financial planning as part of the divorce process, and the assistance and support a good therapist can provide. And, perhaps the most important “lesson” of the evening: “you will smile again”.
I think it’s wonderful that these fabulous ladies were willing to take the time to offer comprehensive advice about such important matters. I know of many individuals who could benefit (or could have benefited) from such an experience and I truly hope that what I witnessed is only the beginning of a greater movement to provide hope, encouragement and knowledge to those embarking on such a critical evolution in their lives.