Therapy for Divorce
When a marriage ends, it can be emotionally traumatic for each partner. In order to cope with the difficult mental, physical and financial process of uncoupling, therapy can help. Divorce therapy is usually done on an individual basis. A spouse who is going through a divorce may experience feelings of guilt, fear, anxiety, depression and grief. One benefit of working with a therapist is receiving an objective and rational perspective of the divorce process. People who rely on therapy during that difficult time also benefit from learning more about themselves and see the life transition as an opportunity for growth and personal development.
Divorce therapy is also available for couples that are in the process of going through a divorce, as a means for working together in a healthy, constructive fashion to achieve the dissolution of the marriage. A divorce therapist acts as a sort of mediator, and sets guidelines to ensure that the divorce is achieved with minimal hostility and emotional damage. Therapists can address pertinent issues, such as living arrangements, financial obligations and parenting responsibilities.
How therapy can help when a divorce involves children
Therapy can be critically important for children experiencing a divorce situation. Because their parents are consumed with their own feelings, they often overlook the devastating emotional state their child is in. Children may feel guilt, loss, pain, abandonment, and overwhelming confusion during the divorce. They struggle with loyalty and worry that they are the cause of the divorce. Parents and children might need help for all of the issues that arise as a result of the divorce in order to process the emotions and move forward in a healthy and constructive way.
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