Posts Categorized: Separation and Divorce

Staying friends brings benefits

You’re about to have that awkward conversation with your partner – that you want to break up. But should you suggest ‘remaining ‘friends’? Or cut them out of your life completely? Relate relationship counsellor Gurpreet Singh has been talking with HuffPost Online about the benefits of remaining friends. It can help you bring good energy… Read more »

Letting go and moving on

It can be difficult to stop living in the past, especially if you’re still carrying around the emotional baggage of a former relationship. Relationships can have a pull on us long after they’re over. It can be difficult to accept that something that was once a really big part of your life is now becoming… Read more »

Lonely among so many friends

Older people aren’t the only ones who are lonely. A lot has been written about how more older people are living alone and becoming isolated. But what’s not so frequently reported is how younger people – with multiple ‘friends’ online and seemingly endless texting – can feel just as alone. In fact, it can be… Read more »

The biggest relationship killers?

US website Huffington Post has been talking with divorce attorneys Stateside and come up with what it describes as ‘the eight biggest relationship killers’. Here are what the attorney’s clients, and what the attorneys themselves, say: My spouse rarely helps out with the kids “When I first meet with people, I often hear that the husband… Read more »

So… you’re thinking about a trial separation?

Sometimes, when it feels like you’ve exhausted all of your options and aren’t sure where to turn, maybe it’s time to take a step back and get some perspective. In relationships, it’s at times like this that we might suggest a trial separation. People have lots of ideas about trial separations. It’s common to worry… Read more »