As divorce rates among adults over 50 continue to climb, many adult children of long-time married parents may have difficulty dealing with feelings of bewilderment and loss – with few places to turn for advice and support.
“I used to believe that a breach of trust was something that couples could bounce back from quickly but I’ve gained insight about the ways this isn’t the case.”
Humbling oneself and confessing to the words or behavior that have caused your partner pain, upset, or harm can go a long way toward strengthening your marriage.
Here are four things to consider when expressing your needs to your partner.
Admitting that there is a problem and a willingness to get help from a professional are essential to saving a marriage with financial infidelity or stress.
How can you and your partner shed the baggage from your past relationships and heal together?
By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW Forgiving others and yourself is infinitely terrifying yet necessary for achieving healthy relationships. It’s about being willing to acknowledge that you are capable of being wounded and able to risk exposing yourself. It also means that you’re stepping out of the role of a victim and taking charge of…
It is natural to feel exposed as we allow ourselves to fall in love and it takes determination to work through each partner’s vulnerabilities and wounds.
— Women, and especially daughters of divorce, can put undue pressure on themselves to find the right partner, marry, and develop a happy home life. But if they possess this goal, it can present many problems. For the most part, women from divorced homes don’t have a healthy template to follow when it comes to…
By Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW Many people who are in unhealthy relationships ask themselves “Why do I attract partners who are all wrong for me?” Or, “How can I be sure to recognize destructive patterns in relationships and take steps to change them?” Claire, a client who sought help with making better choices in romantic…
Dating after divorce can be exciting, but when you have children it’s a risky proposition. Over and over again, I see single mom and single dad clients leap headlong into a new relationship — even move in with someone — only to face a disastrous breakup a short while afterward. While it’s normal to…
One of the hardest things about trusting someone is learning to have confidence in your own judgment.
Divorce impacts children. Parents can help them to navigate this major change in their life in positive and healthy ways.
How to improve your relationship repair skills.
You have to unplug if you want to connect.
Get a handle on the flash points that cause conflict with your partner.