Is Your Ex Complicating Your New Relationship?

Dr Nicholas Jenner

During couples therapy, many reasons for a lack of harmony come out. Infidelity, lack of communication skills, losing interest in the relationship amongst others, are commonly cited as troublesome for one or both people. All are very valid reasons for seeking help. However, one complicating factor that is sometimes present is the presence of an ex partner or spouse who is still very much part of the present instead of being left in the past. This can be an even bigger issue when children are part of the equation. The problem can be easily solved with the correct boundaries and frameworks plus dealing with the emotions that keep the link going.

During a divorce process where children are involved, it is extremely important to have a clear framework so they know where they stand. The sooner this is established, the better. Children will always be affected by the separation of…

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