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Why have we grown apart? My partner just does not seem to understand what I need from them
Do you feel that, over the time, perhaps so gradually, you did not even notice it happen, that you and your partner have simply grown apart? Perhaps you feel like you are like ships passing in the night. Perhaps you have raging arguments, or perhaps you just don’t have the energy to argue at all... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
How will my children be affected by our separation? Solutions for children acting out or siding with one parent
If you are on the verge of separation or have already separated, one of your greatest concerns may be this: How will this affect our children? In fact, you may feel as though you are already noticing a change in your children’s behaviour – anything from acting out, to playing you and your partner (or ex-partner) off against one another... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Is your extended family driving a wedge between you and your partner?
You may not realise it, but your parents or your partner’s parents may have a profound effect on how your relationship with your partner unfolds. Forget Freudian psychoanalysis or that controlling mother-in-law that phones three times a week. There are very subtle yet powerful ways in which your relationship with your parents influences your relationship with your partner... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Why do we always fight? Are you sure that you do?
If you are separated or in the process of separation, you might be finding it impossible to agree on anything. Perhaps your partner just ‘refuses to listen’ or is being a ‘typical man’ or ‘typical woman’. These are common problems in relationships, and it is all to do with how you both make sense of the world, your sense of self, and each other... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Separation and communication: Are you growing apart, but afraid to speak out?
Families are a collection of individuals who play a role in the family dynamic by the way in which they interact with each other. Families behave in a certain way to maintain their status quo, confirm hierarchy, and mediate problems. These dynamics can cause friction between family members, leading to separation and divorce... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Adapting to children entering and leaving the family
When a child enters the family, a big change occurs in everyone lives. This is a time for a lot of emotion and responsibilities. Unfortunately, not everyone adapts to this change, or sometimes the nature of the changes catches people by surprise, and they never really accept the new lifestyle. Likewise, when a child departs from the home, massive changes occur in the relationship... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Can counselling help us move forward post-separation?
If you are thinking about separating, or are already separated and want to work on having a dialogue and healthy relationship, there are options available to you, which could allow you and your partner (or ex-partner) to meet your goals. One of these options is counselling or therapy... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Why does separation hurt so much? Why do I feel differently towards my partner?
When you end a relationship, it is a process similar to any other loss, and you begin to grieve. Don’t think for a moment that losing a life partner is any different psychologically to someone dying – the pain is very real and perfectly normal. However, people sometimes struggle in coming to terms with how they react to that grief, and how to move forward as best they can... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Domestic violence: What is it, what can we do about it, and how to get through it
If you are separating or seeking mediation services to help any disputes between you and your partner (or ex-partner), then you may find that counselling can provide you both with the help to get to where you want to be, particularly where there has been domestic violence or suspected domestic abuse... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Infidelity: Why did my partner cheat? Can our relationship be saved?
Trust is paramount in most relationships, and infidelity breaks that trust, making it difficult for both parties to decide what they should do and if it’s possible to continue in a relationship. Separately, couples might feel a sense of betrayal and neglect, and may even develop anxiety and depression... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Contemplating separation? Will a trial separation help or hinder?
Choosing to separate, even just as a trial for a week or two, can be a very difficult decision and should not be taken lightly. If you hope to repair your relationship, then this decision should be made bearing in mind how your partner feels about any trial separation. If your partner does not agree, then perhaps it’s a good idea to seek couples counselling or family counselling... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
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