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Relationship termination, the voluntary or involuntary ending of relationships is an area of difficulty for many people. Because we invest ourselves in order to enter into the relationship to end it seems can have painful consequences such as feelings of grief, disturbed self esteem and self confidence.

The degree od distress depends on many factors, such as the type of relationship (friendship, courtship, engagement, marriage) length of relationship, frequency of meetings etc etc

Types of relationship terminationEdit

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BooksEdit

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