DIVORCE IS A HUGE ADJUSTMENT
- Are you going through a divorce or separation?
- 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 uncertainty about their future and left with a wide range of emotions while making drastic changes in the way they live. Nevertheless, parents still have a responsibility to their children while going through a divorce. These responsibilities are often overshadowed by the ongoing conflict with their ex-spouse. Adults often find it difficult to navigate their own emotional well-being but children struggle the most in the divorce process. Providing your children with careful attention, nurturing, your time and a sense of stability may result in a better outcome. Children respond differently and handle it better whenever parents move through their own pain and function 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
Our providers appreciate the delicate nature of divorce and separation. Young people experiencing their parent’s divorce need a place to talk about their emotions. Often times they feel that if they talk with one parent, they are hurting or betraying the other parent. 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 with your ex-spouse, otherwise, children come to resent you for talking poorly about the other parent. Both households need to provide consistent rules and expectations even if they are not exactly the same in both homes. Lastly, you need to tell your children early and repeatedly that the divorce is not their fault. It is possible to have a civil divorce and keep your family working together for the “big picture”.
We have trained professionals who specialize in treating family members going through divorce and separation. 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.