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Coping with Getting Separated

Getting separated is a chance to stand back from a heated situation to find objectivity. Turn a confusing chapter of your life into an opportunity to change yourself and your relationship.

Historically, there were strict societal punishments around leaving a marriage. Religion didn’t allow it, parents disapproved, and society would shun divorcees. But these attitudes have shifted, and the opportunity to explore and design the future of our relationships is now an option.

The problem with options is that there are sometimes too many. The only thing determining whether we should stay or go is how we feel, which can be very confusing for a guy who’s not in tune with his emotions. It’s hard to work out how we’re feeling as our attitudes towards our partner shift throughout the day. We might feel full of love for our partner in the morning, but by bedtime, we’re feeling resentful and getting separated.

That’s why getting separated can be useful. It gives the chance to gain perspective and look at the relationship from a different vantage point.

Working with a professional can help determine what the right course of action is and create a future with stronger, more meaningful relationships.


2 percent of the U.S. population is separated from their spouses.

– U.S. Census Bureau


13 percent of couples reconcile after a separation.

– Divorce Statistics


People 65 and older have the lowest number of separations.

– U.S. Census Bureau


Increase in online searches for separation during Covid 19

– Citizen’s Advice

The Stress of Separation

Deciding whether to break up is stressful. Not knowing if you’re making the right decision or what the future holds can cause anxiety, depression, or grief, which in turn can negatively impact your physical and mental wellbeing in a number of ways:

  • Feeling tired and drained
  • Frequent illnesses
  • Headaches
  • General aches and pains
  • Changes in appetite
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Violence
  • Homicidal thoughts
Consistency is key

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