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Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Barry, R. A., Barden, E. P., & Dubac, C. (2019). Pulling away: Links among disengaged couple communication, relationship distress, and depressive symptoms. Journal of Family Psychology, 33(3), 280–293.

Baucom, K. J. W., Sevier, M., Eldridge, K. A., Doss, B. D., & Christensen, A. (2011). Observed communication in couples two years after integrative and traditional behavioral couple therapy: Outcome and link with five-year follow-up. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(5), 565–576.

Bussières, È.-L., Godbout, E., Lachance, V., & Drapeau, S. (2020). L’efficacité des interventions éducatives de groupe à l’intention des parents qui vivent une séparation conflictuelle: Une méta-analyse [The effectiveness of group educational interventions for parents who experience a conflicted separation: A meta-analysis]. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne. Advance online publication.

Hardesty, J. L., Crossman, K. A., Khaw, L., & Raffaelli, M. (2016). Marital violence and coparenting quality after separation. Journal of Family Psychology, 30(3), 320–330.

Mata, J., Richter, D., Schneider, T., & Hertwig, R. (2018). How cohabitation, marriage, separation, and divorce influence BMI: A prospective panel study. Health Psychology, 37(10), 948–958.

Owen, J., Duncan, B., Anker, M., & Sparks, J. (2012). Initial relationship goal and couple therapy outcomes at post and six-month follow-up. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(2), 179–186.

Sentse, M., Ormel, J., Veenstra, R., Verhulst, F. C., & Oldehinkel, A. J. (2011). Child temperament moderates the impact of parental separation on adolescent mental health: The trails study. Journal of Family Psychology, 25(1), 97–106.

Schindler, H. S., & Coley, R. L. (2012). Predicting marital separation: Do parent–child relationships matter? Journal of Family Psychology, 26(4), 499–508.

Williamson, H. C., Altman, N., Hsueh, J., & Bradbury, T. N. (2016). Effects of relationship education on couple communication and satisfaction: A randomized controlled trial with low-income couples. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(2), 156–166.

Additional References:
Buchicchio, Robert J.  Taking Space - How To Use Separation To Explore The Future of Your Relationship. Vt: Charler Publishing, 2006*

Buchicchio, Robert J. websites and

Gottman, John. Ph.D. and Nan Silver The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. NY: Three River Press, l999.

Gottman, John. Why Marriages Succeed or Fail. New York: Fireside, l994.

Kirshenbaum, Mira. Too Good To Leave, Too Bad Too Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide To Help You Decide Whether To Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship. New York: Plume, l997.

Spring, Janis Abrams. Ph.D. After the Affair. NY,NY: Harper Collins, l996.

Spring, Janis A., with Spring, Michael.  How  Can I Forgive You?  The Courage to Forgive, The Freedom Not To. NY,NY: Harper Collins, 2004.

Weiss, Robert. Marital Separation.  Basic Books, 1977.

*See Taking Space for  a more comprehensive bibliography

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