Conflict is best handled by working it through – not by ignoring it and hoping it will go away or brushing it under the rug. But this isn’t so easy to do, of course. Most people feel uncomfortable with conflict, and feel anxious when faced with a difficult conversation. Most of us want good relationshipsRead more
Many families experiencing the ending of a marriage or long-term relationship do quite well explaining it to the kids and helping them make the transition into their new life – which usually includes going back and forth between each parent’s home and a whole host of other life changes. Some families, however, have a much harder time of it; anger and resentments between the former partners spill over into the lives of the children and cause a skewing of the relationship toward one parent or the other. Sometimes this goes so far as to fit the criteria of “parental alienation,” which has been shown to be tremendously damaging to children. Most cases don’t go this far, thankfully, but situations where children align much more strongly with one parent than the other can cause serious emotional challenges for children. When the imbalance is too great, the family may benefit from help with Parent-Child Relationship Repair services (PCRR, also called “reunification therapy”).
Interested in this option? Follow the links below for more information about reunification.