Divorce is one of the most stressful and disrupting experiences we can go through. Even when a couple has no doubt in their minds that divorce is the right choice for them, the process will be painful and difficult. Although only 10% of couples going through a divorce seek counseling, over 95% of them say that counseling was helpful. And here’s why.
There are two very different experiences that arise during the divorce process. The first is the practical part: the legal and financial separation, the division of assets, and child custody agreements. The second is the emotional upheaval and grief that comes no matter the circumstances surrounding the divorce. Counseling can help you through both. And, by attending counseling with your ex, you will both have an opportunity to work through any unresolved issues or longstanding resentment so that future relationships aren’t affected. In other words, counseling through a divorce is a chance to leave the past… in the past.
No matter your situation, all couples can benefit from divorce counseling. At the Relationship Therapy Center, we see couples for pre-divorce counseling and post-divorce counseling. We see couples who are on the same page about the separation and couples who can’t seem to agree on anything. We see couples wanting to accept their divorce and move on, and those who realize that actually, they want to stay together and work on their marriage… Wherever you are on your journey, we are here to help you learn tools for successful communication, because more than anything else, the ability to really hear and understand one another will not only make your lives easier throughout the divorce process, but will also save you time, money, and headache for years to come.
If children are involved, the ability for you and your former spouse to communicate clearly is more essential than ever. Children are the innocent victims of divorce and anything you can do to ease the pain and stress of the situation is vital. Use divorce counseling as a resource to help your family as you transition from a single-family household to two different households. A therapist is also an excellent resource as you learn to co-parent and share responsibility from a distance.
Even without children, living in the aftermath of a divorce can be difficult and lonely. It is common for recently separated partners to feel sad or hopeless, even if they know ending the marriage was absolutely the right thing to do. In therapy, you will learn tools to boost your self-esteem and self-confidence, embrace the uncertainty of your new life, and begin seeing the future with hope and positivity. Talk therapy is a fantastic resource for rediscovering your identity after marriage.
Our therapists at the Relationship Therapy Center in Roseville and Fair Oaks, California, are passionate about giving couples the resources for healthy communication at any stage in their relationship. More than anything, going to counseling through a divorce paves the way for a happy, hopeful, and empowered future! Call today to schedule an appointment or learn more.
Other Services offered at The Relationship Therapy Center in California:
In addition to divorce counseling, Our Sacramento area counseling clinics located in Roseville and Fair Oaks, CA are pleased to offer a variety of mental health services. We will discuss the importance of self-care and emotional support to help you cope and to discover ways to find healthy ways of dealing with stress.
Divorce counseling can be beneficial, with the right therapist. Our compassionate therapists are trained to walk you through the process and help you find healing and peace. Please contact our therapy office to learn more about the many ways we can help you and your loved ones heal, grow, and love healthy.