Honestly, Jane Does Well is nothing more than a conversation, a hug, a helping hand, and a collector and distributor of information. We are a group of individuals who have bonded over a transformative experience and have forged deep and lasting friendships. We are women who believe knowledge is power, no one should have to navigate turbulent waters alone, and kindness trumps and prevails.
Founders Christina and Sue know firsthand the isolation and overwhelming challenges that come with divorce. They also know women rarely ask for help. Women are typically the nurturers and managers of the family and culturally conditioned to sacrifice their own needs. When confronting divorce, a woman is in danger of losing hope, if not supported by others who have lived through it.
Over the last couple of years, Christina and Sue answered calls from friends of friends who were quietly going through the process and looking for comfort, support and hope. Our initial conversations were over lunches in Wellesley and evenings in the surrounding suburbs. Today, the group has grown organically and we are chatting, socializing and supporting one another in the Greater Boston area, including the north and south shores.
While our individual stories are sacred, complicated and entirely our own, we share a love and appreciation for each other and our journey. We exist because we believe we can make a difference in each other’s lives. We like to think we fill a void for women undergoing or have gone through divorce. There is no better feeling than to witness the transformation from difficulty and uncertainty to an opportunity to thrive, grow and love again.