For many people, family is a crucial part of life and happiness. Therefore it can be very difficult to cope when major conflicts arise and separation takes place. Particularly when it’s between you and a partner, it can be very difficult to accept and cope with the big life changes that accompany a break-up. Not only does it take a toll on your emotions, but it can also bring up concerns regarding living arrangements and child custody.
Many challenges occur while trying to make these decisions and come to an agreement with the other party involved – and it is often difficult to navigate through these areas alone when there is broken communication within the relationship. It is normal to experience concerns, stress and sadness while going through this, but if this has become so excessive and ongoing that it is beginning to affect your functioning in other aspects of life – it may be beneficial to seek help from a psychologist.
The practitioners at VCPS can help in the form of individual therapy or couple therapy – in order to diffuse any intense emotions and allow better communication and decision-making to take place. It can help you decide together whether separating is the best option, and ease the stress of a separation by making it a more civil and manageable experience for both parties.
Some specific areas that a psychologist can provide support for include: