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The Beginning Experience
A peer ministry for widowed, separated and divorced of all faiths
The Beginning Experience is an international peer ministry for widowed, separated and divorced of all faiths.
Omaha Beginning Experience has been serving widowed, separated and divorced persons of all faiths, and their families, in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa for over 30 years with the following programs:
Adult ProgramsBeginning Experience Weekend
Coping (Six-week program)
2018 Beginning Experience WeekendsSpring: April 13-15
Fall: October 19-21
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Five Stages of Grief
Denial: An initial feeling of numbness, then thinking, "This cannot really be happening to me."
Anger: Feeling of rage against God, the former spouse, others, and even one's self.
Bargaining: with the former spouse to "patch things up," or with God to "take this problem away."
Depression: Feeling helpless, floundering, lifeless, and in extremes, even suicidal.
Acceptance: Reality of the loss is dealt with. The person grieving is at peace and is hopeful. A new beginning is experienced.