As a regular media contributor, Lisa is the author of ‘When A Relationship Ends – Surviving the Emotional Rollercoaster of Separation’ (Orpen Press) that addresses the fallout of separation and provides a useful guide for picking up the pieces and moving on.
Grief and Breakups
The end of a relationship and the grief that accompanies it is frequently compared to bereavement. The feelings of loss can include numbness, anger, anxiety, fear, relief, sadness, worry, depression, rejection and guilt. Even if you wanted the relationship to end, it does not mean that you won’t have deep feelings about it and this is natural.
How to Have a Happy Relationship
It may come as a surprise to hear that that nearly 70 percent of conflicts in couple relationships are unresolvable according to research carried out by the Gottman Institute, who have revolutionised the study of relationships and marriage over the past four decades.