Ending a relationship is a painful gut-wrenching process. It is at the top of the stress scale. There is no part of life that is unaffected. Emotional, legal, financial, social, physical, housing, routines … there is no longer a “normal.” It is the ending of a significant chapter and the death of many aspects of our lives. Anger, grief, confusion and guilt are just some of the many painful emotions experienced by most people as they navigate the ending process.
However, if we use the process as an impetus for growth and healing it can be a powerful moment used as a doorway to a bright future. Most people default to just surviving the divorce process. The vast majority of people do not seek therapy or counseling. Many jump into new relationships and frequently find the new relationship worse than the previous one. Others try to “numb” their way out of it.
The 10-Week Curriculum
Nick Meima has been connected to Pathwork for more than 25 years. In his Helpership he has worked with hundreds of individuals navigating the relationship-ending process. He also works with couples who are in the process of redefining their relationship. Academic background: B.A. Psychology; M.A. program in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling; M.S. Gerontology.