Perhaps one of the most unexpected collateral losses of childlessness is that as well as losing the family we longed for, many of us also lose the vast majority (or even all) of our peer group too. Friendships between mothers and nomos (non-mothers) can be stretched to the limit by the now very different life experiences and priorities, and that’s without adding a toxic brew of resentment, jealousy, envy and grief. It’s time to get a nomo (not-mother) friendship supplement to keep you going as keep you company as you find your identity in a culture that considers childless women as not quite ‘proper’ adults…
Since 2012, Gateway Women has hosted free, local, member-led social events for childless women around the world. These are organised via the ‘Lighthouse Women Online Community‘ (formerly the Gateway Women Online Community) and take place in locations across the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
For safety and privacy, to find the listings for your nearest Lighthouse Gatherings, and to connect with your local Host, you will need to be a member of Lighthouse Women.
Click here to access/ join the Lighthouse Women Online Community (formerly the Gateway Women Online Community). The 1st month is free after which there is a sliding scale of memberships to suit all budgets. All members are ID-checked upon joining and, as this is a manual process, please allow 24-72 hours for your membership to be approved. Any questions: email@example.com