A divorce is not an easy time in most people’s lives. It involves a roller coaster of emotions that can be confusing and heartbreaking. Divorce is sometimes inevitable and even the best option, but that does not necessarily make it any easier. Having professional divorce counseling can help you overcome this time of your life.
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What is Divorce Counseling?
Divorce counseling is a type of counseling that helps you navigate your feelings, make important life decisions including whether to stay married or not or what to do with your life next, and build skills to help strengthen yourself for the future. The overall objective of divorce counseling is to help you make the best decisions for your life and help you gain happiness and peace.
Divorce Counseling Benefits
Often the relationship between a divorced couple is not over. There may be children that will need co-parenting or other situations that lead to interaction. Divorce counseling can help you learn the skills to communicate effectively in these relationships to avoid poisonous situations.
Counseling will also let you have a safe environment to let you vent out your emotions and feelings, so you do not need to bottle them up. You can receive professional help and advice rather than receiving well-meaning, but often harmful advice from friends and family that can cause you further harm.
Divorce counseling with a professional can help you come to realizations and conclusions about your present or past relationship to help you make healthy choices for your future. With a trained counselor, you have someone to help you make decisions that could otherwise be skewed by confusion in feelings.
Mediation is often a part of Pre-divorce counseling and can be very helpful for couples to discuss their needs and wants following the divorce. Pre-divorce counseling helps things to stay civil and helps couples find a healthy way to move forward with life. This is especially true for couples with children as there will likely be some form of a relationship for life.
Divorce counseling is not just about the couple, but it may involve children. Children often go through as many emotions as the couple does through a divorce. Having a counselor can make a big difference for a child that is suffering from the pain a divorce can bring into their life. A counselor can give children tools and encouragement to help them live a genuinely happy life as they deal with their emotions during a trying time.
Should I Get Divorce Counseling?
Divorce counseling can help anyone who is going through a divorce, but it is especially helpful for people whos mental wellness is suffering as a result of the divorce. If you are having suicidal thoughts, unable to function at work or in life, or unable to take care of yourself/children. These are critical signs that you need help, and help is here for you. The suicide hotline number is (800) 273-8255. We also encourage you to set up a free 15-minute consultation so we can meet with you and help you. Other signs that divorce counseling could help you include the following:
- Difficulty sleeping
- A loss of appetite
- Withdrawing from loved ones and friends
- Increased Anxiety
- Inability to make decisions
- Rapid weight loss or gain
- A sense of unworthiness
- Extreme sadness
- Feelings of guilt
Remember that divorce counseling is about helping you make decisions that will better your life. A professional counselor can help you understand your emotions and get to where you feel happy again.