Montpelier, VT (PRWEB) March 23, 2006
Taking a time-out from your relationship just might be the best thing you’ve ever done for yourself, and your spouse.
While many people believe separation serves as the first step toward
divorce, one counselor’s experience shows that 50 percent of partners
actually return to their relationships after separation.
Whether you’ve reached a point where you think you’re “falling out of
love,” feeling overworked and under appreciated, or making your way
through a midlife crisis, managed separation can be a viable
alternative to immediate divorce, offering a path that increases the
chances of keeping your marriage and family intact.
“In marriage or relationships, we often see separation as a sign of trouble inevitably leading to divorce,” says Robert J. Buchicchio, author of Taking Space: How to Use Separation to Explore the Future of Your Relationship (CharLer Publishing, http://www.TakingSpace.com) “In fact, temporary separations can often be exactly what couples need to grow, develop, and renew their commitment to each other and themselves.”
One of the first counselors in the United States to focus on developing a 10 step problem solving guide to help couples manage periods of both psychological and physical separation, Buchicchio has spent over thirty five years in relationship, marriage, and divorce counseling, and has helped hundreds of couples sort through conflict.
According to Buchicchio, if there is excessive conflict in your relationship, taking a wellmanaged time out can help you . . .
Focus on self-growth
Together, the benefits of separation not only make you a better person, but may also
provide a solid base for restoring – and improving – life with the one you love.
Think it’s time for a “time-out”? Get “10 Tips to Manage Your Separation from a Spouse
Effectively” at http://www.TakingSpace.com.
BIO: Robert Buchicchio, LICSW, DCSW Expert in Separation Managment
Robert J. Buchicchio, LICSW, DCSW, has spent thirty-five years
counseling couples about relationships, marriage, divorce and separation.
He was one of the first mental health professionals in the United States
to develop a specific 10 step problem solving guide couples can use to
successfully manage both short and long-term separations. In addition,
Buchicchio offers professional training on separation management to
mental health and mediation professionals. He is also in the process of
developing a series of self-help courses on CD, DVD, and VHS for
professionals, individuals and couples.
Buchicchio earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of
Rhode Island and his M.S.W. in clinical social work from
Ohio State University. He has taught at Vermont College and Norwich University,
and worked as a professional associate with the American Humane Association and Action for Child Protection, Inc. Buchicchio also served as the chief.
Taking Space: How to Use Separation to Explore the Future of Your Relationship