Can you stay friendly with your ex?

Looking at the royal family for an overview it would appear that there are two hugely differing outcomes of a separation. We can all see Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s rumoured enduring and affectionate connection and we have also seen the apparent face of far...

January can be a difficult month for Couples

What is it about January that sees such a surge in petitions for divorce and triggers a spouse to decide, out of the blue to up and leave their marriage, walk out and file for divorce, leaving partners feeling shocked, abandoned and betrayed? In my practice this month...

Couple Counselling and Ending a Relationship when there are children

‘The ceremony of innocence is drowned/The best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity/Things fall apart/The centre cannot hold.’ [W.B.Yeats] Sometimes relationships come to an end. And sometimes couple counselling is not about resolving...

Separation – helpful tips for ending a relationship

Separation. Helpful hints for ending a relationship because ….. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do   Remember when you held me tight, And you kissed me all through the night. Think of all that we been through, And breakin’ up is hard to do. sang Neil Sedaka in...

Coping with Grief and Loss

‘I hold it true, whate’er befall; I feel it when I sorry most; ‘Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.’ Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote these words in response to the sudden death of his friend Arthur Hallam. But it does not need a death to...

How to Cope when your Ex Moves on to a New Relationship

The American sitcom, Modern Family, makes separation and divorce look easy. The characters seamlessly move from one relationship to another, and the actors all appear to accept the ever-moving changes without seemingly registering any of them. Perhaps the clue here is...