AprÈs Divorce Story
“I needed a fresh start…
and the rest is history!”
Before launching Après Divorce, Sylvia Beckerman had been married twice; a number that she has trouble accepting to be true. A lover of classic, romantic films, Sylvia grew up believing that marriage was destined to last forever, “a buyer not a renter”.
During her search for understanding and refuge, Sylvia began speaking with women who shared similar stories of failed marriages and/or long term relationships. She found that there were large numbers of women who felt they had no place to go or no one to talk to. In each case, Sylvia identified common themes including guilt, sadness, humiliation and fear.
It was because of these trends that Sylvia created Après Divorce. “I wanted a destination for these women. A safe place where they can go to talk about their feelings and to meet new people. Rebuilding is the goal and a person’s spirit must stay afloat to succeed,” says Sylvia. “When one has lemons and can turn them into lemonade, they are victors, not victims. Creating a new life can and should be celebrated rather than mourned.”
Those who have had unfortunate experiences in love come to understand the stages of denial, anger and grief. Getting to the point of acceptance, taking the chance to turn the page and creating a new chapter are crucial steps toward adoring yourself again, rebooting, and reinventing. Many women have done so and you are not alone!
Après Divorce is a space where all who’ve loved and lost can turn to each other for guidance, motivation and empowerment!