Your long-time partner has just walked out on you forever:
• Do you feel paralyzed or afraid to move on?
• Does the thought or sight of your old partner with someone else fill you with rage?
• Are you worried or anxious about how to get by financially on your own?
• Are you afraid to start another relationship with a new partner?
• Do you lack energy and motivation to do anything at all since the break-up?
• Do you spend a lot of time thinking how it might have been different?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then this book is for you!
“Life After Your Lover Walks Out: A Practical Guide” is an honest, straightforward book that helps the reader through each step on the road to recovery. The book identifies the feelings that emerge during this emotional upheaval and offers a reservoir of alternative solutions on how to deal with these emotions. The journey of self-discovery is handled sensitively, and is an essential passage in moving on from an unhealthy relationship to a healthy emotional future.
About the Author
During her career with Social Services, she developed a passion for counseling and psychotherapy and worked extensively with mental health patients within the organization, setting up counseling projects in Healthcare Centers. The task was to tackle the issue of doctors who inappropriately referred patients to Psychiatric Hospitals for therapy when they had experienced events that arise in normal everyday life, e.g., divorce, anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, loss of role. It was during this time that she became involved in marital/relationship counseling and, coincidentally, was experi¬encing difficulties within her own relationship. The experience of working in this environment, and her own relationship issues, enabled Lynda to be innovative; creating methods of coping and developing strategies that enabled her and her patients to live within their problematic relationships. These strategies were devised and offered to patients who had clearly identified that they did not want to separate or proceed with the divorce process.
After taking early retirement from Social Services, she became employed by the National Health Service as a Counselor in the Primary Healthcare Setting. During this period in her career, she began using the strategies she had developed with patients who were referred for relationship counseling and who did not want to end their partnership/marriage. These strategies have been used extensively over a ten-year period with impressive results.
Lynda is presently employed as a Manager of a charity that supports people who are HIV positive. She is also the Resident Relationship Counselor on Swansea Sound Radio.