What’s the point of having a co-operative parenting relationship with your ex? And how can you co-parent successfully after divorce? Did you know that kids whose divorced parents have a cooperative relationship: Feel secure Benefit from the consistency Better understand problem solving Have a healthy example to follow Are mentally and emotionally healthier than kids […]
The most important aspect of any intimate relationship is trust. When you’ve agreed to be exclusive, intimate partners, there are assumptions that govern that relationship. Two of the most common assumptions are that you won’t have sex with other people, and you won’t be emotionally intimate–giving and receiving emotional support and comfort—with other people the […]
Shulamit Ber Levtov gives some helpful advice about how to help kids deal with their emotions and stress after Divorce.
Divorce is disruptive to every part of life. It is emotionall, physically and financially draining and it is not uncommon for a person to come out the other side of the process unsure of how to move forward. It can be a challenge to find your footing again after divorce. But it is possible. Abandon […]
Are you separating or divorcing and confused by what you’re feeling? Do you wonder what’s the matter with you? There’s actually nothing wrong with you. What you’re feeling are the natural reactions to stressful events. You might feel pissed off, confused, worn out, afraid, sad, depressed, hopeless, guilty, frustrated… the list might be endless. These are all understandable and reasonable […]
Are you feeling bitter about your previous relationship? Would you like to date again but want to know what to avoid? Here are three relationship red flags and the one issue that prevents you from seeing them. They say too much too soon, and think you’re “the one” on the first date or maybe even […]
Are you going through a breakup? Are you confused by your feelings? Or wondering when you’ll stop feeling this way? Here are three secrets about breakups, and two key ways to help you feel better. Secret number one: Breaking up sucks. It just plain sucks. And how you’re feeling is normal. A relationship break-up is […]
Many people react to adverse circumstances like separation or divorce with a flood of strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty. The good news is that, in general, people adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions. I know—because I’ve seen it in my clients over and over—that people have the skills and […]
Divorce is hard on everyone and all the more so on kids. Kids experience none of the possible empowerment a divorce can eventually bring, and often feel the brunt of the losses as a result. They are also developmentally less able to cope with stress and change without support. Kids experience many losses in divorce […]
Counsellor Shulamit Ber Levtov provides some helpful tips on how to deal with a difficult ex.