Thinking of Separating?

I want to separate: now what?

Are you thinking of separating and don’t know who to turn to and what comes next?  Regardless of whether you are the one who is thinking of separating, this can be a very difficult time.  You will ask yourself – “Will I be alright?”  “Will this damage my kids?”  “How can I survive financially?”  “How do I raise the issue of separating with my partner?”

Where can I get help?

These questions are very common and yes, there are solutions  with which we can help you.  We can also advise you on what you need to know before you separate, as information ahead of time may give you a better outcome in the long run.  In a one hour discussion, we can set out what you need to know to help you make choices about the next steps.

Our job is to help you whilst you are in this decision making phase and help you identify what is important to you.

There are also a number of professional organisations we can put you in touch with to assist in helping you and your partner make the right choices from the very beginning of the separation process.

What if I am unsure?

If you are undecided about whether or not to separate we can also refer you to counselling services to:

  • Assist you to decide about separation or
  • Work with you and your partner to improve your communication and relationship.  Regardless of whether or not separation becomes final, particularly if you have children, it is essential that you can communicate with each other.
  • Help you understand what is about to happen for your children.
  • Work with your partner to help the family transition from an intact family to a separated family.