The End of Your Relationship (or Marriage)
Written by Amy Greenleaf Brassert MSW RSW and Judy Grout MSW RSW on July 14, 2014.
Is Not the End of Your World
A relationship is an unfolding process, not a destination. It is a vital entity with its own energy that ebbs and flows. Relationships are made up of high intensity times such as new exciting love or conflict and discord, and times of lower intensity such as contentment and strength of friendship. All of these aspects are an expected part of the mix no matter how hard we try to manage or control the relationship. Another way of understanding this is to consider the relationship as a “third entity” — there’s you, there’s him and there’s the relationship. As a third entity, the relationship has its own unique “flavour”.