The end of a relationship can be one of the most stressful life events. Whether the relationship ended suddenly or fell apart gradually, it can bring about feelings of loss on many levels: the loss of companionship, the loss of dreams for the future, the loss of identity. There may also be a host of other losses, such as the loss of the family home, time with children, extended family members, financial security, pets, and a whole host of other familiarities.
Separation and divorce often require you to face multiple practical issues that carry strong emotional consequences. You may need to deal with the division of property and assets, spousal and/or child support, court and legal systems, changes in residence and schooling, and changes in care and custody arrangements.
It is typical to feel a loss of self-esteem, failure, sadness, anger, frustration, hopelessness, confusion, or even a sense of relief. Our counsellors can help you and your family members clarify what happened and explore ways to deal with the new situation. Together we can look at coping skills, options, and solutions to the issues that may arise, as well as working through any painful or emotional issues, re-examining the future, and making positive life changes.