At Side by Side we are pro-relationship, wish every marriage could be saved, and work tirelessly with you to help you reach this outcome. However we know that not every marriage can or should be saved and some times separation is inevitable. But therapeutic value of managed separation to strengthen the marriage if it’s done in the right way for the right reasons, and if there are clear agreements from the start, can be huge.
Managed separation counselling may help you cope with the difficult emotional, mental, physical and financial process of separation. Managed separation counselling is of critical importance for the well being of the children experiencing a divorce event. Whether seemingly there was no warning or there was a worsening negative cycle or obvious events leading up to it, realising that a relationship-marriage is over can have devastating effects on all family members. Individuals can find themselves consumed with anger for a long time, or utterly devastated and depressed. Understandably, often individuals may feel betrayed or that you’ve been treated unfairly.
Relationship counselling for separating couples
At these times a Side By Side counselor can help you understand and gain control over your feelings of anger, humiliation and loss. The counsellor’s role is to help individuals and or the couple, to manage the separation.
The focus will be on working through the feelings of loss, helping the couple work together to resolve practical issues and prioritising the needs of any children. This form of counselling can help separating couples cooperate so that they can use family mediation and/or collaborative family lawyers, which can help, reduce the emotional and financial costs of divorce. Separation counselling can be beneficial for couples and individuals.
Contact us if you’d like to discuss relationship counselling for managing a separation.