Whether you are the instigator of a break up or the person to whom that awful news is delivered, there’s a lot to deal with. Separation or divorce is unsettling at the least, and earth shattering at the worst. Once your life is intermingled with that of another person, trying to extract yourself from that can be a painful and confusing process.
There are of course the practicalities to work out – what happens with money, your home, the children (if there are any), and future plans. Resolving these issues can cause a great deal of stress and worry, and sometimes not knowing your rights, or how to go about sorting these things out can be the biggest worry.
And then there’s the emotional and physical impact of a break up. It may well affect your appetite – you may not be able to eat at all or be reaching for any kind of comfort food you can find. You may lack energy and lose interest in getting out and being active.
It can also have a damaging affect on how you see yourself and our desirability as a partner. You may retreat into yourself and feel the need to hibernate and not have contact with people.
These are all common and understandable reactions to a separation or divorce. And at the time you are going through these, you can often feel like you don’t have any control over anything in your life, and feel really alone.
With all this in mind, we have developed a relaxed and informal workshop for women going through similar situations. I’m working with 3 other experts to deliver the workshop – Tamsin Bromley-Rahlke, from Bromley-Rahlke Financial; Kirsty Bowers, from Machin’s Solicitors, and Larissa Clarke from Transition Coaching.
We will cover legal rights and financial planning, as well as how to take control of your emotional and physical well-being. It’s designed to help you start looking forward and preparing yourself for starting afresh.
All of the people who attended our workshop in May rated it 9 or 10 out of 10 overall, and gave it a resounding ‘yes’ for value for money.