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Divorce Counseling

Divorce Counseling Chelsea, NYC

What is Divorce Counseling?

The statistics are over 50% of people who get divorced remarry but over 65% of second marriages end in divorce. Getting divorced is a hard process even if we are the one who initiates it. If you are the one who wants the divorce, you may be experiencing feelings of guilt, shame or regret. If your partner wants to end the marriage, you may feel angry, abandoned or betrayed. It’s not uncommon for both partners to feel lonely, lost or scared. Divorce counseling allows the individual or the couple work on closure and experience the range of emotions from the ending and loss of the relationship/marriage. 

It’s important to help couples set ground rules for constructive ways to engage and get along when going through the divorce process. Trying to hold it all together and make important decisions during this challenging experience can sometimes feel like too much. This process allows the couple to work on communication and learning healthy dialogue so they can move from contention to peaceful talks and negotiation. 

It’s imperative to work together in a peaceful manner especially, when children are involved. You may be worrying about how your children are handling the separation, what is appropriate to share with them and how to best offer support. Children suffer when there is contention and divorce battles are difficult and chaotic. Children can be negatively affected and grow up with poor role modeling and sad memories. 

Parents who are divorcing want to join in a collaborative process and co-parent by modeling peaceful negotiation and valuable life skills. Divorce counseling helps the couple to emotionally move forward so they could peacefully co-parent and work together in constructive ways.

 

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Grieving the loss of a relationship

Grief is a natural reaction to loss, and people who experience a breakup or divorce go through a grieving process. Allowing yourself to feel the pain of multiple losses of which include, loss of companionship, support and hopes plans and dreams can be intense and overwhelming.  

Grieving is essential to the healing process. Breakups can be difficult depending on the length of time and emotional investment into the relationship. The thoughts and feelings that people generally experience may be rejection, sadness, anger, guilt and other feelings that are associated with the grieving process. I help clients going through the divorce process work through the mourning and healing process and get to a place of acceptance. 

 

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Learning important lessons from a breakup or divorce

As you work on accepting a breakup and moving on, you need to understand what happened and acknowledge how you contributed both in a positive and negative way. The more you understand how the choices you made affected the relationship, the better you’ll be able to learn from your mistakes. The goal is to avoid repeating them in the future. 

It is necessary to understand past relationships in order to be more prepared when you are ready to find love again. Once you are feeling more centered and focused on what you do want in a partner, and aware of the patterns in your past relationships, you may be ready for a new partnership. I help you through this process so you can know yourself better, feel wiser and attract a healthier partner.

 

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Divorce therapy can help you move forward with more confidence.

Therapy is a safe place for you to identify, express and work through the intense feelings you may be experiencing when you are going through a divorce. Therapy can offer you support, guidance and help you figure out how to start rebuilding your life. You will explore different ways to help you and cope through this difficult transition in your life. You can also learn how to better care for yourself and develop healthier ways to cope with your loss.

In working with many individuals who have been through a divorce, I understand the common issues and concerns related to this major life transition. I can help you identify your blind spots, as well as strengths and make your recovery process easier.

If you’re struggling with a divorce, I invite you to call 917-273-8836 for a complementary consultation to learn more about divorce counseling and how I can help you.

 

I highly recommend Rachel as she communicates her insights so clearly and her tools can be implemented easily and simply.” G.R.

 

The Past Is Where You Learned The Lesson. The Future Is Where You Apply The Lesson.”

 

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