Who are we?
We are a group of widow(er)s, divorces and separated individuals who have taken up this initiative to form an online community. The community is named ‘The Phoenix Family’, the name is derived from mythological bird phoenix which is cyclically regenerated or reborn like most of us.
Why this initiative?
The community is formed with the base that people who have the same emotional setbacks/upheavals connect better. When a person is entering this phase, they are always daunted by questions like what next, why me, how to cope. Some learn it the hard way. This “family” as we love to be called will help in the transition with their experience. All and any help is welcomed here be it emotional or any other advice. Needless to say a light hearted talk with a trusted friend is a welcome break, at any time.
What do we do?
We function as one big family and we’re here to help you.
A family where you could say ‘when my spouse was alive, we used to go on trips regularly’ and still not get that pitiful look. A group where you could say ‘I feel a bit lonely these days’ and don’t get the regular ‘find a guy and get married’ advice. You could confess that ‘you do not have time for your kid and not comfortable stepping out alone with the kid’ and hear back ‘most of us are in the same boat, let us get together and go out somewhere’. So in short you could say and share your feelings without any qualms.
We have members from all over India. We are currently organizing face to face meets and events in Bangalore and Mumbai. Slowly rolling it out in Chennai, Delhi and NCR.