Relationship Conflict - Separation & Divorce

Relationship issues and marital conflicts between couples are common. Differing political, spiritual, financial planning or parenting views, as well as personalities and perspectives, can all lead to conflict within a marriage. Add to that list the complexities and stresses involved in everyday work-family-life balance, and it’s easy to see how couples can experience issues from time to time. However, if those issues are becoming more and more commonplace in your relationship, and you are unable to resolve them on your own, they can lead to an unhappy or volatile marriage environment, potentially ending in separation or divorce. There are many resources available to help couples evaluate the source of their conflict, and learn how to manage it more effectively. Are you currently in a marriage that is experiencing difficulties? Would you like to learn how to better resolve common relationship problems? Would like the guidance of a professional to try and avoid the breakdown of the marriage? Or have you decided to initiate a separation or divorce you would like legal guidance and information? Self-help books, seminars, and relationship and individual counseling are all available, and we have the resources you need to find them.

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Taking Space

How to Use Separation to Explore the Future of Your Relationship

Helps couples use separation to learn, develop, and then recommit to their relationship with adjusted expectations, perspectives, skills, and a stronger sense of themselves. A step-by-step process pinpoints 10 essential tasks necessary to maneuver through what is most often a highly stressful experience.--From amazon.com.

The 7 Fatal Mistakes Divorced and Separated Parents Make:

Strategies for Raising Healthy Children of Divorce and Conflict

This book is a crucial resource for families that are divorced, separated, considering divorce or that have never been married who want to raise the healthiest children possible. Inside you will find practical strategies and more than 35 exercises to assist you in being the best parent possible during this difficult time for your family. This book provides guidelines and strategies that will assist you in minimizing the impact of your circumstances on your child. You deserve to read this book and your child deserves a parent who reads this book. Shannon Rios reviewed 50 other books to write this book and has worked with 1000s of families over the last 12 years. She teaches the state mandated course "Coparenting After Divorce" for three counties in Colorado and previously taught in MN. In the book, Shannon shares many stories and insights from her own experience growing up in a family of conflict.

Marriage, Divorce, and Children's Adjustment

This completely updated second edition presents an integrated, multidisciplinary account of children's experiences of divorce from historical, cultural and demographic perspectives. The author highlights children's resilience, but is sensitive to children's pain throughout the divorce process and afterwards. In addition he reviews the psychological, social, economic and legal consequences of divorce, and examines how children's risk is predicted by parental conflict, relationships with both parents, financial strain, custody disputes, and other factors. The author uses his family systems model to integrate research findings into a theoretical whole and to evaluate psychological interventions with divorcing and divorced families.

Family Restructuring Therapy

Interventions with High Conflict Separations and Divorces

Carter presents a "how to" manual for working with families in separation and divorce using an active, directive therapeutic process called Family Restructuring Therapy. This philosophy and effective process works well for the "normal" divorced family who need to learn new practices and patterns, and for the "high-conflict" family whose behavior patterns have become so maladaptive that the children's well-being is at risk.

Parenting After Divorce

Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children's Needs

Presenting a perspective on divorce and how it affects children, this guide includes chapters on how conflicts affect your child, it's time for a truce, parenting plans, dealing with special problems, and what your child really thinks.

Marriage on the Mend

Healing Your Relationship After Crisis, Separation, or Divorce

Approximately fifty percent of the couples who sign a marriage license will also sign on the dotted line of a divorce document. In order to turn the tide of this stark statistic, couples who have considered or experienced separation or divorce must be given real tools to reconcile, restore, and rebuild their relationships. Marriage on the Mend provides these tools for couples in crisis. Clint and Penny Bragg know what it means to be that couple. After being divorced for eleven years and living 3,000 miles from each other, they were remarried—but the difficult work of restoration continued long after that second ceremony. The Braggs know that couples who reconcile face a unique set of challenges, including unresolved arguments, poor communication habits, unforgiveness, and betrayed trust. Biblically based materials are required to walk through this treacherous territory toward full healing and restoration. This practical, realistic book identifies roadblocks that may stall relationship progress, recommends ideas to deepen intimacy, offers solutions to effectively handle past hurts and conflicts, and applies Scripture to every aspect of the process in order to proactively stabilize and safeguard the marriage. At the end of each chapter, the Braggs include a prayer for couples to share to help facilitate healing. The one thing all broken relationships have in common is that true healing takes time. Using the framework of Nehemiah’s effort to restore Jerusalem’s walls following the Israelite’s exile and captivity, Marriage on the Mend provides a clear framework for the restoration of relationships.

The Effects of Separation/divorce and Conflict on Turkish Children: A Clinical Sample

The increasing rates of divorce in Turkey, the differences between Turkish and American culture, swift social change in Turkey, the shortage of research about divorce in Turkey, and the contradictory findings about the effects of conflict and divorce on children make it intriguing to study a clinical sample of Turkish children coming from divorced and conflictual families.

The Process of Divorce

Helping Couples Negotiate Settlements

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Impasses Of Divorce

The Dynamics and Resolution of Family Conflict

Mom's House, Dad's House

Internationally renowned therapist, family expert and mediator Isolina Ricci, Ph.D. presents this definitive and newly updated guide to divorce and making shared custody work for parents and children. The ground-breaking classic, Mom’s House, Dad’s House, has become the standard for two generations of divorcing parents, and includes examples, self-tests, checklists, tools, and guidelines to help separated moms and dads with the legal, emotional, and financial issues they will encounter as they work to create happy and stable homes. This comprehensive guide looks anew at the needs of all family members with creative options and common-sense advice, including: * The map to a “decent divorce” and two happy homes * Helping children of divorce with age-specific advice * Negotiating Parental Agreements and custody arrangements * Breaking away from “negative intimacy” with a difficult ex-husband or ex-wife * Sidestepping destructive myths about divorce (and marriage) * Handling long-distance parenting and parenting alone With Mom’s House, Dad’s House, parents will learn how to help their children heal and find a sense of continuity, security, and stability throughout the divorce process and in any custody situation.

A New Way to Win

How to Resolve Your Child Custody Dispute Without Giving Up, Giving In, Or Going Broke

... You can end your custody battle without giving in, giving up or going broke. [This work] contains insider tips that will show you how you can save thousands of dollars, improve your relationship with your kids, sleep better at night, and put the family law courts behind you. -- P.[4] of cover.

The Truth about Money

Explaining difficult concepts in plain English with a breezy style, this third edition has new material covering new tax laws, retirement savings strategies, a chapter on identity theft, and question-and-answer sidebars.

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Interracial Relationships

Relationship Coaching

Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton (The) - Levels Separation and Divorce Support Program

Self-help groups available for Catholics who are separated, divorced or widowed.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton (The) - Family Ministry Office

Offers support and encourages growth in family relationships primarily through education and self-help with a variety of volunteer-supported programs.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton (The) - Retrouvaille Marriage Support Program

Program is designed to support marriages in crisis and can be of assistance to couples who have separated, but are willing to work on their relationship to help repair the difficulties that exist.

House of Hope Society

A registered charity that provides group and individual counselling and support for a nominal to modest fee to children and teens who are struggling through a loss such as divorce, death, illness or abuse in their families

Groups run six-eight weeks in length * may be waiting list until enough participants to constitute a new support group (each group is closed once begun, new inquiries wait for new group to start)

Women's Centre of Halton (The) - Support Groups and Workshops - Oakville

Provides various support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change

Assertiveness Training:
* learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life
* practice communication skills to be more assertive at work, in relationships and other areas of your life

Self-awareness group:
* participants learn how to identify harmful patterns and develop skills to improve relationships by communicating their needs more effectively without guilt, shame or fear

Depression and anxiety support group:
* come together with other women and learn tools to help cope with depression and anxiety

Self-esteem Series:
* focuses on making positive changes and facing challenges head on
* provides the opportunity to foster friendships, build confidence and promote positive thinking

Separation and Divorce:
* walks participants through the emotional stages of separating and divorcing an intimate partner (grief, anger, devastation)
in a safe, supportive caring group environment
* a chance to share concerns and connect with other women

Divorce Financial workshop:
* a divorce financial analyst discusses financial mistakes women can avoid
* topics include selling or keeping your home, support payments, income tax, banking and credit

Family Law 101:
* one day seminar introducing the basics of Family law and covering everything women need to know about separation and divorce
* topics include property division, spousal support, child custody and access, separation agreements and child support

Stress reduction:
* helps participants manage their stress and teaches strategies to work through the challenges of everyday life

Coffee and conversation:
* join the group for lighthearted conversation and snacks

Self care:
* a monthly drop-in workshop for participants to learn ways to practice self care in the midst of all of the chaos

Women's Centre of Halton (The) - Support Groups and Workshops - Oakville

Provides various support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change

Assertiveness Training:
* learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life
* practice communication skills to be more assertive at work, in relationships and other areas of your life

Self-awareness group:
* participants learn how to identify harmful patterns and develop skills to improve relationships by communicating their needs more effectively without guilt, shame or fear

Depression and anxiety support group:
* come together with other women and learn tools to help cope with depression and anxiety

Self-esteem Series:
* focuses on making positive changes and facing challenges head on
* provides the opportunity to foster friendships, build confidence and promote positive thinking

Separation and Divorce:
* walks participants through the emotional stages of separating and divorcing an intimate partner (grief, anger, devastation)
in a safe, supportive caring group environment
* a chance to share concerns and connect with other women

Divorce Financial workshop:
* a divorce financial analyst discusses financial mistakes women can avoid
* topics include selling or keeping your home, support payments, income tax, banking and credit

Family Law 101:
* one day seminar introducing the basics of Family law and covering everything women need to know about separation and divorce
* topics include property division, spousal support, child custody and access, separation agreements and child support

Stress reduction:
* helps participants manage their stress and teaches strategies to work through the challenges of everyday life

Coffee and conversation:
* join the group for lighthearted conversation and snacks

Self care:
* a monthly drop-in workshop for participants to learn ways to practice self care in the midst of all of the chaos

Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice - Supportive Care

The program offer compassionate, non-judgemental bereavement support, to individuals and families experiencing loss.

Women's Centre of Halton (The) - Support Groups and Workshops - Oakville

Provides various support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change

Assertiveness Training:
* learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life
* practice communication skills to be more assertive at work, in relationships and other areas of your life

Self-awareness group:
* participants learn how to identify harmful patterns and develop skills to improve relationships by communicating their needs more effectively without guilt, shame or fear

Depression and anxiety support group:
* come together with other women and learn tools to help cope with depression and anxiety

Self-esteem Series:
* focuses on making positive changes and facing challenges head on
* provides the opportunity to foster friendships, build confidence and promote positive thinking

Separation and Divorce:
* walks participants through the emotional stages of separating and divorcing an intimate partner (grief, anger, devastation)
in a safe, supportive caring group environment
* a chance to share concerns and connect with other women

Divorce Financial workshop:
* a divorce financial analyst discusses financial mistakes women can avoid
* topics include selling or keeping your home, support payments, income tax, banking and credit

Family Law 101:
* one day seminar introducing the basics of Family law and covering everything women need to know about separation and divorce
* topics include property division, spousal support, child custody and access, separation agreements and child support

Stress reduction:
* helps participants manage their stress and teaches strategies to work through the challenges of everyday life

Coffee and conversation:
* join the group for lighthearted conversation and snacks

Self care:
* a monthly drop-in workshop for participants to learn ways to practice self care in the midst of all of the chaos

Women's Centre of Halton (The) - Support Groups and Workshops - Oakville

Provides various support groups for women in crisis, distress or transition to effect positive change

Assertiveness Training:
* learn how to ask for and receive the things you want from life
* practice communication skills to be more assertive at work, in relationships and other areas of your life

Self-awareness group:
* participants learn how to identify harmful patterns and develop skills to improve relationships by communicating their needs more effectively without guilt, shame or fear

Depression and anxiety support group:
* come together with other women and learn tools to help cope with depression and anxiety

Self-esteem Series:
* focuses on making positive changes and facing challenges head on
* provides the opportunity to foster friendships, build confidence and promote positive thinking

Separation and Divorce:
* walks participants through the emotional stages of separating and divorcing an intimate partner (grief, anger, devastation)
in a safe, supportive caring group environment
* a chance to share concerns and connect with other women

Divorce Financial workshop:
* a divorce financial analyst discusses financial mistakes women can avoid
* topics include selling or keeping your home, support payments, income tax, banking and credit

Family Law 101:
* one day seminar introducing the basics of Family law and covering everything women need to know about separation and divorce
* topics include property division, spousal support, child custody and access, separation agreements and child support

Stress reduction:
* helps participants manage their stress and teaches strategies to work through the challenges of everyday life

Coffee and conversation:
* join the group for lighthearted conversation and snacks

Self care:
* a monthly drop-in workshop for participants to learn ways to practice self care in the midst of all of the chaos

Mediation Centre of Hamilton

Offers comprehensive family mediation services to families experiencing separation, divorce and remarriage. Referral can be made by individuals involved, lawyers, the court, or agencies. Also provides child protection mediation for families involved with a Children's Aid Society. Also provides elder mediation services assisting families with challenges such as working out a plan of care for a elderly parent or addressing estate disputes.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Individual and Family Counselling Services

Couple, family, individual, and group counselling services provided on a sliding scale. Issues addressed may include: Couple/relationship conflict * separation * reconciliation * family violence * sexual abuse * parent-child difficulties * adolescent adjustment * problems of the elderly * emotional stress and individual adjustment problems. Also provides information and referral services.

People applying for counselling for the first time should first contact the Walk In Counselling Clinic. The walk-in clinic provides solution-oriented counselling sessions with a professional counsellor. Participants who feel they need more assistance may return to the walk-in clinic for another session, or arrange ongoing counselling.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Individual and Family Counselling Services

Couple, family, individual, and group counselling services provided on a sliding scale. Issues addressed may include: Couple/relationship conflict * separation * reconciliation * family violence * sexual abuse * parent-child difficulties * adolescent adjustment * problems of the elderly * emotional stress and individual adjustment problems. Also provides information and referral services.

People applying for counselling for the first time should first contact the Walk In Counselling Clinic. The walk-in clinic provides solution-oriented counselling sessions with a professional counsellor. Participants who feel they need more assistance may return to the walk-in clinic for another session, or arrange ongoing counselling.