SeparationRather than divorce or break-up completely, some couples decide on a temporary separation so that each person can cool down and have time to think clearly about the situation. Sometimes, stepping back and looking at the big picture enables two people to see that what they have is special and worth saving. If children are involved, a separation can be even trickier. In some instances, however, it may be the best course of action for saving the relationship. The important thing to remember is therapy during the separation. Here at, we have therapists who offer help for making the most of a separation.

Causes of Separation

Love is strange, wonderful, and mysterious all at the same time. Just as it's hard to pin down why people fall in love sometimes, it's also difficult to figure out why they fall out of love. When people begin to lose sight of why they fell in love, it can sometimes cause them to grow apart. This is one of the main reasons most people consider a separation. Unlike a total break-up or divorce, it gives both partners a chance to step back and evaluate the situation. While many separations do lead to a couple splitting forever, when couples seek relationship coaching, it can make a positive difference in the chances of the relationship working out.

Typical emotions that comes with seperation:

  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Resentment
  • Sadness
  • Depression

Does Separation Help?

The answer to this question depends on the mindset of both partners and also on what they do during the separation. If there is no therapy or coaching during the separation, some couples may find that they quickly grow apart from their former partner. While this may be what some people want, it doesn't mean that there is no hope after a separation. Many couples find that getting an outside opinion and guidance while apart has a positive effect on their relationship. This is why we offer relationship therapy and coaching here at

Getting Help with Separation

Separation is typically a step taken before a divorce or a break-up that consists of partners living separately and not having a close, intimate relationship. Relationship therapy can help both partners deal with all the issues that come with separation. In order to make a separation constructive, it is important to put in place rules and expectations for before, during and after the separation - if things work out. The therapists here at can give practical tips for getting the most out of a temporary separation. Some couples may only need a short time apart - with therapy - to realize how much they love each other while others may need more time to come to the same conclusion. The therapists on understand this which is why they approach every case as if it were their most important. With the proper guidance, instruction and support, a separation may turn out to be a turning point for many relationships.

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