People all over the country are excited about the news that the divorce rate has been declining since the 1980s.
But the fact that divorce is decreasing doesn’t mean that people are still not breaking up. Divorce is a difficult process and can leave you feeling lonely, insecure, and even depressed.
But you’re not alone. There are people out there waiting to help you through this difficult and trying time.
Most people have heard of marriage counseling, but have you heard of divorce counseling? Here’s what it is and how it can help divorcing couples.
What Is Divorce Counseling?
Divorce counseling is counseling focused on lessening the stress of the divorce process. There is no exact roadmap for this type of counseling, as everyone’s divorce process looks different. The main thing is that you’re seeking help during this stressful time to ensure your health and happiness.
If you find yourself in one of the following situations, you could benefit from divorce counseling:
- Stressed or saddened by the ongoing process of divorce
- Unable to communicate effectively with your ex-partner
- Feeling “like a failure” or insecure about yourself
- Struggling to move on after a divorce
How Divorce Counseling Can Help You.
Now that you have a better idea of what divorce counseling is, let’s get into the specifics of how it can help you.
First of all, a divorce counselor can help you address the grief and loss you’re feeling from your ending relationship. Grief is an important part of the healing process and necessary to move on with your life. There are no shortcuts to grief, and you need to go through the process making sure you are in touch with the emotions and stages of grief.
As you mourn your relationship, you’ll regain your identity and the confidence you may have lost during your marriage and divorce. Through counseling, you will also learn lessons of the negative and positive dynamics that were part of the relationship. You can work through the negative dynamics you contributed to the relationship and appreciate your strengths as you grow and evolve.
It should be noted that while a divorce counselor can help you learn to communicate with your ex-partner, you may want to go through mediation and/or a divorce attorney to help you work on agreements and legalizing them. It’s especially important to formalize agreements when it comes to child support or custody issues.
Sign up for Divorce Counseling Today.
Now that you know what divorce counseling is and how it can help you, it’s time to sign up for a session.
Divorce is hard enough as it is, you don’t need to struggle alone. Instead, seek the help of an experienced divorce counselor to help get you through the grieving process and back to feeling more in control and happier so you can move on with your life.
Relationship Suite offers divorce counseling in the NYC area. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation or an appointment.