DIVORCE IS A HUGE ADJUSTMENT
- Are you going through a divorce?
- Do you feel overwhelmed emotionally?
- Are you concerned about the outcome?
- Is the divorce affecting your children?
- Do you want to stop fighting with your ex?
- Are your children being put in the middle?
OVER HALF OF MARRIAGES END IN DIVORCE
Divorce is a difficult adjustment for parents and children of all ages. Family members are faced with the uncertainty about their future and are left with a wide range of emotions, as well as, having to make drastic changes in the way they live. Nevertheless, parents still have an overarching responsibility to their children while going through a divorce and at times this is overshadowed by the conflict with their ex-spouse which they find themselves engaging in, on a consistent basis. As you navigate your own emotional well-being, it continues to be the children who struggle the most in the divorce process. Therefore, providing your children with careful attention, nurturing, your time and providing a sense of stability could result in a better outcome. Children do respond differently and handle it better whenever parents move through their own pain and deal with it more effectively. Despite your best efforts, your children may be displaying negative behavioral changes, such as isolation, failing grades, angry outbursts, and attention-seeking from peers. We can help!
DIVORCE CAN HURT YOU OR BE A CHANCE TO BUILD WHO YOU ARE MEANT TO BE
As a provider who works with individuals experiencing divorce or separation, as well as, their children, the delicate nature of this situation is apparent. Young people experiencing their parent’s divorce need a place to talk about their emotions and often times feel if they talk with one parent the other parent will be hurt. Through therapy, children are encouraged to talk about their feelings without trepidation and parents are encouraged to keep communication open between all members to better understand and validate one another’s feelings. Therapists will always tell you to maintain civility when communicating to and about your ex-spouse, otherwise, children come to resent you for talking poorly about the other parent. It is recommended that both households provide consistent established rules and expectations even if they are not exactly the same in both homes. Lastly, it might go without saying but letting your children know that the divorce is not their fault needs to be said early on and possibly repeated. It is possible to have a civil divorce and keep your family working together for the “big picture”. This can certainly be an achievable outcome through therapy.
We have trained professionals who specialize in treating family members going through divorce. Our therapists will develop a plan that helps you and your family adjust to the new life circumstances.
Take the First Step
If you’re ready to have a healthier relationship with your ex-spouse and to help the members of your family adjust, call us at 417-414-0333. We offer ease of access to an appointment immediately through our website, as well as, a personal touch from reception to assist with questions.