Separation and divorce can have a devastating effect on your sense of security. Divorce affects children, family, and friends. It impacts both partners on every possible level. It causes anxiety, fear, anger, sadness, and hurt. These are some of the feelings you have. It can be overwhelming. When that happens, we tend to go into 'survival mode.' Survival mode is not your best state. It makes making decisions during your divorce to be more challenging. Decisions made in these emotional states can have long-term adverse effects on your future. It is essential to have appropriate support during this time.
What is Post-Divorce Counseling?
Our divorce therapists use a variety of techniques. Therapy rooted in positive psychology will help you identify and use your strengths. Learn methods to quiet the mind and manage feelings. However, there's no way to avoid the many complicated feelings of divorce. But, you can move through them more intentionally and make the best decisions for your future. A divorce counselor can help you positively navigate this painful time. A divorce can bring with it many beautiful things. You can create a fulfilling post-divorce life. Our therapists in our Milwaukee, WI office can help.
How do I know if I need Divorce Counseling?
This is a personal decision. There is no fast rule on whether or not to seek counseling. However, you may see signs that indicate that you need additional help.
These signs are:
How can Divorce Counseling Help?
Our divorce counselors can help you, and your ex-partner effectively communicate with each other. If children are involved, we will help you find ways to minimize the negative effects. This is better when both parties are willing and able to participate. However, it is common for one person to reject the idea of counseling. If this is the case, remember that one person can make a difference in communication. Our therapists will help you make a plan to communicate better with your ex-partner.
Divorce counseling is just one of the ways of processing the ending or changing of a relationship. There is grief to process in a divorce. You will experience many different feelings related to loss. Friends, family, support groups, and a divorce therapist are all beneficial. You do not have to go through this loss alone.
A divorce counselor can help:
- Provide a safe haven for the family to talk about emotions related to the divorce.
- Provide insight into what happened in the relationship that caused it to end.
- Can help you through the stages of grief.
- Create a ritual of ending practice to help heal after the divorce.
What if I'm not sure I want a divorce?
We can help you figure out whether you want to get a divorce. If you are unsure, check out our discernment counseling page. Discernment counseling is a short-term (5 sessions maximum) therapy. Designed to help you make this difficult and life-changing decision.
If you are curious if counseling can help, we encourage you to contact us at our Milwaukee, WI, location.
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Ali Ho, MS, LPC
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