Therapeutic Marital Separation
Sometimes the circumstances, personal or marital, are such that separation is necessary.
A therapeutic separation is far superior to other types.
A therapeutic separation helps in designing cooperative individual marital separations based on the needs and preferences of both people in each unique partnership.
I use a large set of criteria that draws from my 20 years of experience helping couples and that heavily uses material from an approach called Controlled Separation which was developed by Lee Raffel .
What are the initial benefits of Controlled Separation?
What are the guidelines for a Controlled Separation?
What are marital breakdown indicators?
For more on this you may go to Lee Raffel’s website or I would be happy to talk with you more about how to go about structuring a separation that is part of the solution and doesn’t become part of the problem or an additional problem to deal with as so many separations do.
There is more information available on this topic, if you still have questions not answered by this section please call me. I’m usually available within 24-48 hrs to answer questions, schedule phone coaching sessions or office coaching/therapy sessions, or direct you to other resources.
Remember: Research / statistics on infidelity indicates that receiving counseling after the discovery of an affair is the single best predictor of recovery.