Relationships research shows that almost two thirds of spousal conflict is about perpetual problems that may never be fully solved. All couples are concerned, because of inherent differences in personality and upbringing.
Underneath arguments concerning household chores, children education, planning the weekend or the time spent on social media lies this essential question: are you there for me? Sometimes, after trying various strategies to reconnect, both partners become withdrawn and lose the emotional connection with each other.
I help divorced or separated couples that will have to see each other again at their children's sports competitions, graduations, weddings and grandchildren's birthdays to develop a workable co-parenting relationship.
I accompany couples who are contemplating separation or have already decided to split up to investigate the practical consequences of a separation. Some couples regain an emotional connection during mediation and may decide to restore their relationship.