Divorce and Separation CounselingDivorce and Separation are public admissions that a relationship no longer works for one or both partners. Break-ups are often painful as practical matters, including children and possessions, have to be addressed amid emotional distress. Some relationships are unable to contain some of life’s pressures and stresses; illness, redundancy, retirement or debt all take their toll. A life change; redundancy, retirement or children leaving home, can leave one partner excluded and despairing.
Demand for a divorce can be an expression of anger or disappointment with the relationship, in which case Couples Counseling may help clarify and process the strong emotions involved for both parties.
The discovery of an affair or betrayal can leave a partner feeling they have no option but to separate. Dealing openly with these issues in couples counseling can help couples either decide that the relationship can be salvaged or that permanent separation is appropriate. In either scenario, couples are often best served by engaging in treatment and dealing with the realities of their situation in productive ways.
Who can benefit from Divorve and Separation Counseling? Support for the adults during the separation and divorce process can be provided in a number of ways. Separation and divorce counseling can be helpful in sorting through the many decisions that need to be made, in coping with the strong emotions elicited by a separation or by the divorce process. By learning to manage partners' emotional reactivity to one another, and in helping children with the emotional distress that accompanies parental conflict, it is possible to work together or individually towards these goals, in conjoint or individual therapy. Family therapy which includes the children is also frequently of significant assistance to both the adults and the children.
When to seek Divorce and Separation Counseling. The public admission of the failure of a relationship can be accompanied by strong emotions such sadness, disappointment, despair and anger. It can be helpful to process these with an experienced counselor to reduce conflict, improve cooperation between parties and to pave the way for cooperative coparenting in the event that separation proves permanent. Counseling may also improve the relationship, resulting in reconciliation. Counseling will be conducted with objectivity and sensitivity so that successful outcomes may be achieved regardless of the ultimate fate of the relationship. Mr. Attryde is experienced in treating issues related to separation and divorce and you are invited to contact him to set up an initial consultation to assess treatment needs.
First StepThrough divorce and separation counseling you can reduce troubling symptoms and create positive change in your life. You’ll begin to identify what isn’t working and the effects these patterns are having on your relationships, mood, and productivity. It is possible to uncover a healthier, happier you. You can get your needs met, find and keep love, grow professionally, and build a satisfying life. Don’t waste another day! Get started today with a free divorce and separation counseling consultation.
Effective Divorce /Separation CounselingDefine your goals. Think about what you would like to get out of counseling. It might be helpful to write a list of events, relationship issues, or feelings that you think are contributing to your distress.
Be an active participant. This is your counseling experience, so be as active as you can in deciding how to use the time. Be honest with the counselor and give her or him feedback about how you see the sessions progressing.
Be patient with yourself. Growth takes time, effort, and patience. All of your coping skills, behavior patterns, and self-perceptions have been learned and reinforced over a long period of time, so change can be difficult and slow at times.
Follow your counselor's recommendations. Take the time between sessions to complete any activities suggested by your counselor. Counseling is intended to improve your life in the "real world," so making efforts to try out and practice new behaviors, approaches, or ways of thinking could be a crucial element to the success of your counseling experience.