Coping with Divorce When your Spouse Leaves you

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Danielle Barbereau
Danielle Barbereau
Personal Crisis Coach

In this interview, Personal Crisis Coach Danielle Barbereau looks what life can be about when your spouse leaves you.  [There is a sound delay in the video.  If this is too much of a disturbance for you, you have the option of listening in audio which is just below the video].

It is often said that when couples are going through divorce, the experience of the leaver is very different from that of the left.

During the divorce process, being at the receiving end is tough, to say the least, especially for the ones who never saw it coming and realise that the partner had been planning this for a long time.

It can be especially challenging for those who never get an explanation as to why their partner chose to leave or even the truth surrounding their departure. Sometimes, the explanations given may be false, for instance when they fail to mention that there is someone else.

When you find yourself at the receiving end of this kind of treatment, the hurt can be immense, specially where you have been with the same partner for several years.  At the very least you deserve the respect of an honest explanation.

Some of Danielle’s clients have come back to her and said that their wife or husband leaving them was one of the toughest experiences but which turned out to be one of the best. To get here though, some work needs to be done.

As Maya Angelou put it, “Nothing works unless you do.”


Danielle is a Personal Crisis Coach ( and the author of “After the Split.”

She trained with Barefoot Coaching who are renowned for providing University accredited, rigorously validated qualifications and coaches.  

She is a member of and volunteer organiser for the Association for Coaching, a leading independent, and not-for-profit professional body dedicated to promoting best practice and raising the awareness and standards of coaching, worldwide.

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