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Contemplating Divorce

Contemplating Divorce

To navigate the journey of contemplation of ending a relationship. We will work on learning how to manage the self through the process of ending of a relationship from a very private space to a public space like the legal system.

Starts 25th March, 2023

4 sessions | Conducted every Saturday 3 PM

Small group, 6-8 people

75-minute online video conversations

Led by Ipsita Chatterjee

Program Fee - INR 2500 for India-based participants | INR 3500 for participants outside India

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Goals of the group

The goal of the group is to understand and voice out what it is to be contemplating legal separation. We try and create a safe space for all of us who are going through a difficult time in their marriage and look at what it really means to contemplate divorce. We then explore how we can go about this and what steps we can take.

Who is the group for?

Anyone who is facing relational struggles and is contemplating a divorce or judicial separation.

Glimpse of the regime

Session 1: Where are you at?

• Relationship Struggles
• What is it that is pushing us to contemplate separation?
• What does contemplation look and feel like for us individually?

Session 2: Things to consider

• How the relationship is right now (love or love lost)?
• What it would mean to be without the other person?
• Other relationships (children/families)
• How will people around you react to this

Session 3: How to reach decision making?

• Immediate needs
• Practicality of it
• Long term impact
• Negotiables and non negotiables

Session 4: Moving ahead from contemplation

• Now that we know what all we need - what is the most viable option
• What are things we immediately need to do
• How do we handle our own selves while all of this is happening

  • I was having a hard time this week and thought about you guys and... I just felt less alone.

    Ankit

    Married, childhood sweethearts

  • It was comforting to hear that other people went through similar things. And hearing what was good, what was bad, and what they would change.

    Vikramaditya

    Married, 2 kids

  • I'd give it a 10 [out of 10]. I'm surprised at how vulnerable and open everyone was in the first session.

    Sukanya

    Married for 5 years

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Meet your Facilitator

Ipsita Chatterjee

Ms. Ipsita Chatterjee has been a practicing psychologist for more than six years. She works as a therapist because she believes that mental health is one of the most important parts of one’s life and there is a need for having safe spaces to navigate concerns pertaining to it. Listening to people’s stories, hearing about their resilience and strengths, working with clients questioning single storied ways of being through a strength based approach, finding alternative stories and alternative definitions that work best to suit their individual needs are some of her favorite parts of the therapy process. Therapy for her more than just reduction in distress, it is also a process of allowing oneself to be, to grow and to explore.

Ipsita is an alumni of Tata Institute of Social Sciences and has worked on multiple field action projects of TISS.

FAQs

What are SoulUp Groups?

At SoulUp, you'll meet people who get what you're going through and might be living some of the same realities. People looking for extraordinary conversations, just like you.

✔️ Small group, 6-8 people

✔️ Every meeting led by a world-class facilitator

✔️ Weekly 75-minute online video sessions

What happens in a group session?

While the format can vary as per topic, here’s a flow that most sessions follow

Check In. Participants check-in with each others' feelings and answer the prompt given by the facilitator if any.

Conversation. Your facilitator will guide the group in a free-flowing conversation—with the goal of sharing openly, talking honestly, and deep emotional connection.

Check Out. Participants share what they're taking away from the session.

What am I going to get out of this?

Participants say that they feel heard, understood, more in control, and a feeling that you’ve got people rooting for you. By talking about your emotions and what's going on in your life, you'll realise that you're not alone and get ideas for how to improve your situation.

How long has SoulUp been around?

SoulUp was founded in Feb 2022 by Punita Mittal and Mahak Maheshwari - a team of IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay with more than 20 years of combined healthcare experience. SoulUp is redefining mental health through groups that are effective, but also fun, social, and challenging.

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