Three Benefits of Seeking Therapy During Divorce
Divorce is a major change in your life that can cause a substantial amount of stress. We know that the outcome of your divorce will impact your future and your family’s future, which is why we urge individuals to seek therapy during his time to help them manage powerful emotions like pain, anger, sadness, and fear. Although many people are reluctant to see a therapist, doing so can help you process complex feelings you have regarding the divorce process.
Benefit #1: Support to Help You Cope with Stress
The stress of your divorce can affect various aspects of your life that you might not have considered. Talking to a therapist about your negative feelings allows you to have an in-depth conversation to find possible solutions to your dilemmas. Some therapists also teach their clients stress reduction techniques and different strategies, such as mindfulness meditation, to help keep them focused. Therapy can also help you cope with feelings of anger, frustration, sadness, or loss so that you can identify where your marriage went off track, as well as which issues to be aware of when you form new relationships in the future.
Benefit #2: Therapists Provide Honest Feedback
In addition to listening and helping you cope with your issues, therapists also provide neutral feedback that you likely won’t get from close friends and family who are worried about hurting your feelings. While your friend might mean well, often, they will resort to just telling you to want to hear because they think that will help you get through this difficult time. Therapists facilitate conversations that urge their clients to explore situations from multiple perspectives. This can help you become more flexible when it comes to making decisions regarding your divorce and also with accepting the role you played in the ending of the marriage.
Benefit #3: Therapists Help Families Cope with Changes
When children are involved in the divorce, family therapy is an option that provides a safe place for parents and their children to discuss and process the changes that are occurring within the family and each household. Whether your teenager is angry or your youngest child is confused, family therapy can get you started on the path of healing and rebuilding your relationships with each other. For divorced parents, family therapy can also help parents come up with strategies for remaining courteous and respectful towards each other.
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McKinley Irvin is here to assist if you have questions about divorce, child support, or father’s rights. We understand that divorce can be overwhelming and are committed to providing compassionate, responsive, and proactive representation.
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