Relationships: Relationship Breakdown; Relationship Difficulties
The ending of a marriage or the breakup of a relationship can be one of the most stressful and distressing things that will happen to you.
Sometimes talking to friends and family is not enough – they take sides and find their loyalties are divided. Talking to a psychotherapist lets you explore your feelings and anxieties in a non-judgmental and caring atmosphere. It will also let you reflect on why you believe the relationship is ending. You may well be feeling that a certain pattern seems to be repeating itself in your relationships. By talking this through we can begin to identify the reasons and realities why this happens. The aim of psychotherapy is for you to decide what is right you in your life, and to prepare for it fully.
Exploring this in therapy can help with the stress of separation, the occurrence of negative thoughts and the issues surrounding blame and guilt. It is not unusual to experience disruptions to sleep and eating when relationships change. Here too psychotherapy can help to develop a greater understanding of what is happening to you and to evolve coping strategies.