#140: The Space Between Us: Navigating Your Partner's Need for Separation


The silent moments, the growing distance, the unspoken words. You're not alone in feeling the pain of drifting apart, even when you're right next to each other.


With 690,000 couples divorcing in 2021, the challenges of love are evident. Career choices, parenting differences, and even the division of household chores can become battlegrounds. And when one partner suddenly says, "I need space," it feels like a bombshell. Is this the end? Or is it a chance for growth?


Dive deep into topics like understanding commitment, navigating the need for space, and the importance of open communication. Together, we'll unravel the mysteries of love separation and the journey back to each other.

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Join us as we explore:


  • The reasons behind the need for space in relationships.
  • Behaviors that can make or break a bond.
  • Coping strategies that genuinely make a difference.
  • The evolution of individual growth within relationships.
  • The misconceptions and realities of commitment and happiness.



Discover the missing pieces in your love story. Learn about the behaviors that can either break or build the bond and the coping strategies that truly work. Whether you're at the crossroads of love or just looking for insights to strengthen your bond, Love Shack Live is here to guide you.


Join us as we challenge the narrative of "set it and forget it" relationships and explore the natural evolution of individual growth within any partnership. Understand why not disclosing your needs or unhappiness can be the cruelest thing you do to your partner.


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Links mentioned in show:



  1. Need support? Join our new Love In Limbo: Separation Support Sessions. Learn more here: https://stacibartley.com/navigating-separation/sales/
  2. Learn more about The Better Love Club! http://thebetterloveclub.com
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