Your 8 months pregnant and your partner just got laid off and you’re about to lose your health insurance right before giving birth. Your child just suffered a terrible accident or medical diagnosis and you and your partner are struggling to get on the same page. Or, maybe, you just got a 30-day notice to move out of your home after living there for 7 years and your beloved dog just died and you can’t imagine how you will ever find a place to live and pack up amidst the grief.
Life can be very cruel sometimes and it can feel like the world is crashing in on you and your family. It’s even harder when you and your partner are not on the same page or coping differently and the conflict is rising to a level that prevents you from doing what you have to do to cope and keep moving forward.
In these situations, it can be very helpful to have someone help you both navigate the stressors, really hear each other as you share what’s important to you both, and put some structure or framework to the work that does need to get done. This help can help bring you and your partner together, get a little closer to the same page and maybe even get on the same paragraph, and work collaboratively to manage the stress and nurture resiliency in your relationship and family.