For women seeking structure, guidance, education, and support
As they move into the likelihood … or are beginning the process of divorce. Next class begins February 20.
“I can’t imagine going through this miserable, stressful and painful process without Annie’s Group, a resource that offers information and solace all while teaching you how to be ok in uncertainty. Most of all it is a respite from the isolation that a bad marriage and difficult divorce can bring.”
—L.O., San Francisco
“It’s helpful to know you are not alone, to experience the process with the wisdom and support of a group of intelligent women all on the same path. There’s a comfort in strangers, that is simply not possible with friends and family who are not themselves divorcing.”
—T.Y., New York City
“I was spinning before connecting with Annie’s Group. I wasn’t finding the right lawyer, I was emotionally flooding, I was mentally exhausted and financial fearful. Annie’s Group provided the education I critically needed so I could move forward in my separation, so I could voice my concerns and wants from a place of empowerment and not desperation!”
—Donna D., Santa Barbara
“Annie’s Group has been really wonderful for me. There’s so much grace shared. Hearing other women’s challenges and the shared commitment we have to ourselves in spite of our fears has been incredibly empowering to me. I am very very grateful and happy I did this.”
– Melissa B., Upstate New York
“This was an excellent investment in myself. Knowing that I am not alone in this process, the varied topics, our anchored conversations, and the one-on-one coaching (hearing what I should be doing, educating me so I don’t make mistakes that will cost me dearly in the end) — all facilitated by women who have first hand experience with divorce is what makes me recommend Annie’s Group!”
— Diane, Minneapolis
Annie’s Group is about learning what is possible and also, how to make the big decision and all the little decisions along the way, wisely and with the greatest integrity.
For many participants, this is THE class they use to create their divorce strategy.
For others who don’t know if they will divorce or not, on some level they are tired of just thinking about it. They want to learn about the process and what their choices genuinely are, before they decide.
For others, Annie’s Group is the rope they stay tethered to as they navigate the everyday demands of life and divorce decision-making — all the while moving from knot to knot, building their best, new life.
“Since I did not choose to be separated I have felt powerless. I would recommend Annie’s Group, because it gave me a sense of “doing something”! It helped me realize I do have power in this situation and I can help myself.”
—W.J., Portland, Oregon
“Annie’s Group gave an overwhelming situation a step by step, calm process to use.”
—Elizabeth, Upstate New York
“The homework is very well structured and the suggested time-frames for speaking with our Partners are a stroke of genius!”
—L.T., New York City
“Annie’s Group helped me get my bearings. I felt more assured even 2/3 of the way through our class.”
—L.T., New York City
“Everything about Annie’s Group empowered me. I had more confidence in my decision-making because the class provided understanding of the emotional & psychological sides of separation/divorce. There are stages and knowing those stages helped me better navigate where I was and where I wanted to be.”
Donna D., Santa Barbara
“Annie’s Group taught me that I don’t have to stay isolated with my shame. My feelings are normal. Hearing other participants’ stories helped with this. I loved the structure – every week would have been too much; every other week felt perfect. I loved the option to listen in to the replay if I couldn’t make the call; that being said, after I missed the first two live calls, I made a commitment to not miss the rest. The first session was powerful even though I was listening to the replay. The order of the topics felt just right. I liked the follow up emails with homework assignments and links to articles to read. From first session to last I definitely feel like an internal shift has taken place. I still feel sad and depressed at times but I am also feel more accepting, more empowered, more educated and more hopeful. I wish I had found Annie’s Group a year ago but of course we find things when we are ready for them.”
—Gail N., New York City
Annie’s Group centers on content, connection and action—the right action you choose, with no pressure to do anything but learn what your choices are.
TIME: 12-1:30 pm EST.
DATE: Wednesdays (Feb 20, March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17, May 1)
All classes are recorded for participants, in case you miss one or wish to listen again to the content and stories. No one is on camera. And you are also welcome to use a pseudonym if you like. (Greta Garbo?)
LOCATION: Your safe/private space (if you miss a class you can always listen to the recording)
DESIGNED FOR: Women thinking about or women beginning the process of navigating divorce
REQUIREMENTS: A telephone or laptop, a means to take notes, and a commitment to yourself.
Annie’s Group™ * is a three-month online, divorce support group and educational program for women led by SAS Cofounder Liza Caldwell. Our program provides a confidential overview of what a woman must know about divorce so she, by making healthy & informed decisions, lessens the impact on everybody. Each week will focus on a core theme followed by time dedicated to participants’ specific questions and challenges. At the same time, you will learn from the experiences and questions of other women.
To find out if this virtual online community of sisters is right for you, your needs, and where you are on your journey, schedule your quick, confidential chat with Liza. Space is limited.
“Liza was absolutely wonderful. Divorced herself, she completely understands the emotional landscape of what a woman may go through and how you can be all over the map. She articulated the different stages clearly as one contemplates divorce and never generalized, meaning, she was always inclusive about women being at different stages of contemplating, actively navigating or moving towards D. Liza checked in with us all during the sessions and gave us many opportunities to share our stories and ask questions …. The care she displayed towards was sincere and quite apparent. Liza is wise, practical, gentle, sincere, sympathetic, funny, strong, and flexible. She is a true guide. What comes through most is that Liza is truly THERE for all of us. She seems to be on a mission to empower women to take charge of the parts of their situation that they have control over and to make D a little less horrible overall. She did both for me and I am very grateful.”
—Gail N., New York City
“Liza is passionate about this topic and shows great compassion towards those of us in class — validating us where we are at. She does not judge or tell anyone what they should do. She educates and coaches us through the process. She has helped me gain focus and perspective on this topic during a time when I feel like I am struggling. She has helped remind when to put the brakes on and what action I need to get done.”
– Diane, Minneapolis
“I just want to share my huge heartfelt gratitude to Liza for encouraging me to join Annie’s Group and for her calmness and insightfulness. Most of the time in class, I thought she was talking to me directly (with all that was going on in my head!). As for the ladies, I have looked so forward to these group meetings. Inside and out of class, our connections have always made me feel so empowered. Yesterday I was moving thorough some thickness, but knew I had Annie’s Group today, and that has helped me keep going Thank you Liza, and to every one of you dear women.”
– Sally F., San Diego
We understand the need for privacy. You are welcome to participate using your first name only or a pseudonym. Immersed in an atmosphere of sisterhood, kindness, and mutual respect, we will hold a confidentiality agreement.
You will absolutely learn more about yourself . . . be holistically educated on the divorce process . . . and experience a shift in your way of thinking and what is possible for you, or write to Liza and SAS will refund your money.
Due to the subject and the vulnerability of participants, we must protect the divorce support space and keep it limited.
Annie’s Group is named after Anne Clarke of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, who, on January 5, 1643, was granted the first recorded legal divorce in the American colonies by the Quarter Court of Boston.
If you feel you must do something, but taking a three-month class is just too much right now, we get it. Consider a baby step. Maybe register discreetly for our one-hour Master Class, How to Know IF Divorce is Right for You … And What You Must Know to Do It ? While not the deep dive Annie’s Group is, our Master Class is full of information, advice and helpful outside-of-class features. (Read what other women have said when you visit the link)
Getting educated brings relief.