Membership and Donations
There were no help groups around for Couples going through Separations or Relationship breakdowns of which I am still wearing the T-Shirt and the Emotional Scars.
Everything that I do today is Thanks to a great person by the name of Jim Fox who was a total stranger that helped me where so called Friends and Family failed Me. I thanked Him and he said
Little did I know that I would go on to help Thousands over the last 10 Yrs. Our group is very strong at present due to some good people coming on board
Namely: Eugene, Ronan, Willie, Paul, Shirley, Don, Dave, and
also the staff at St. Aengus Community Center.
The generosity of Vincent Smyth at Smyth's Pub for the provision of the Meeting Room, and many others that give an input weekly.
By helping both Men and Women at the meetings it has brought about a better understanding of what needs to be done but more men and women need to become involved.
I obtained my Divorce on 3rd July '08.
I was in the beginning obviously going to retain the services of my previous solicitor until a friend told me about USPI.
Getting my Divorce in a matter of months since I first approached Eamonn was totally unexpected because I was used to Solicitors time delaying (excuses to up their costs).
I cannot say enough about this group which helped me so much and will continue to help both Men and Women in difficult marital, separation, access situations etc. I hope my comments will encourage other women to approach USPI for help because any separation/divorce is traumatic and we need all the support we can get & your group certainly provides that without the worry of massive expense which most people cannot afford. Good Luck and thanks for everything.
I had been using a Legal Aid solicitor and felt that he didn't care what happened with my case. I felt like no-one wanted to help me protect my child.
That was until I started going to the group... I was so scared, I thought this was going to be another 'menís' group and I was going to be slated when I went in. But it was nothing like that. I was welcomed, listened to and given some great advice. I was so angry and felt that my life revolved around courts, gardai and arguments. This all changed after a couple of months of going to the group. The way I would describe it is like sitting around with your family and having a good chat about every little thing that is on your mind. Plus you get great advice. Everyone is in the same situation and we all help one another. I would recommend anyone in a similar situation to come to the group. I would also like to sincerely thank Eamonn, Eugene and Everyone in the Monday night group.