The breakthrough as a parent I didn’t realise I needed

Something I’ve learnt to appreciate later in life is the extra people you gain when your parent’s relationship breaks down. One of the first people I turn to in a crisis or when I need advice is my step mum Katie. She also happens to be an Archetypal Therapist which really comes in handy. Something I didn’t know before meeting her was that you can identify certain traits and behaviours in people and yourself, that we can be grouped into different “personas” and we all have the ability to function “in our child” or “in adult”, the darker vs best versions of ourselves.