Jennifer came to see me a few years after her divorce had gone through. She and her ex-husband have young children, and she was finding communication increasingly challenging. This was eating into her confidence in her approach to the shared care of their children.
Together, we looked at the ways in which Jennifer was communicating with her ex, and considered the situation from both his and her perspective. Jennifer realised over the course of our work that she was trying to maintain a pattern of communication that had worked whilst she and her ex were married, but which was no longer effective. We brainstormed ways in which Jennifer could change her approach and perspective. She was able to put these suggestions into practice, and try out new and fresh approaches. Jennifer says: