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T’is Now The Season for Contemplating Divorce…

January 11, 2021

Separations and divorces are seasonal.

The trend is to go down between Thanksgiving and New Years and bounce back again in January.

The thinking is that the holidays are a bad time to separate, making it harder on loved ones and children.

Well, the wait is over and if there was wishful thinking for things to improve, proven wrong, then folks may be back to the drawing board contemplating leaving. However, there also remains the option of counseling. The thing about counseling when the relationship is on the ropes is that if you still decide to separate, maybe you can be helped to do so more peacefully.

Either way, please look at choosing therapists and lawyers familiar and supportive of mediation and Collaborative Family Law.

Even of one side chooses to run to court, your acting in a peaceful manner looks better and can be influential in the eyes of the court.

And do not believe peaceful to mean rolling over for something unacceptable. It only means you don’t have to get into the mudslinging to still hold your ground. So, here we are in a month where people will return to reflecting upon their relationships. Still, go slow with both eyes open and rely on advice that seriously considers the needs and interests of both persons and children.

It can be tough and it can always be tougher too. That in part depends on you.


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Gary Direnfeld is a social worker. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations and custody and access matters. Gary is the host of the TV reality show, Newlywed, Nearly Dead, former parenting columnist for the Hamilton Spectator and author of Marriage Rescue: Overcoming the ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Gary maintains a private practice in Georgina Ontario, providing a range of services for people in distress. He speaks at conferences and workshops throughout North America. He consults to mental health professionals as well as to mediators and collaborative law professionals about good practice as well as building their practice.

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