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...

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...

Counselling could have helped

It’s a couple thing. What happens when a partner decides they no longer want to be in the relationship. Were the signs not clear enough? Scotland, it’s been a long and historic union – when did you decide that you no longer felt that your needs...

Family Breakdown

Fewer than half of children will celebrate their 16th birthday with their parents still together. Penelope Leach is a research psychologist and well known for her books on early childhood development written in the 1970s. She has recently published a book called...

Staying in touch with son/daughters ex-partner?

Do you think it is ok to stay in touch with a son/daughters ex-partner? Sadly, this is not a black and White issue and will need careful handling depending on the circumstances. There will be raw feelings and it is important to acknowledge that it is a loss –...