Week commencing the 30th November 2020 is Good Divorce Week, it is an annual campaign that aims to promote practical and constructive ways for couples to separate.

Sadly, more than 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce, this figure is predicted to rise this year.

The emotional cost of a breakup can be high. Most experts agree that people going through a break-up typically experience feelings of:

  • Overwhelming sadness
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Fear for the future
  • Worry
  • Blame
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Doubt
  • Denial
  • Depression
  • Disappointment
  • Grief

A breakup can be a long drawn out affair, unfortunately, it’s all too common for people to say that the ears of sympathetic friends only reach so far, it really can feel that you are alone.

Whatever the reason for the break up, whether it is wanted or not and even if the relationship is no longer making either party happy, separation can be extremely painful, it’s a big loss, not only of the relationship but of the hopes, dreams and happy times you once shared as a couple. It can turn your once secure world upside down and catapult you into a new uncertain way of living affecting your home, family, finances, friends, self-esteem, even who you are, the seemingly unanswerable questions for the future fill us with dread and fear. Your relationship may have also been painful and as glad as you are to be out of it, you may still need to heal from the trauma.

During this time, it is important to remind yourself that you can and will get through this. There are many things I can offer you from a listening ear to guiding you through the healing process of the relationship as well as the breakup and most importantly moving you forward in your new life.

Please know that help is available for you, click on the link below to find out how I may help you with the emotional aspects of your separation.

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