Although divorce has become commonplace in our society, the impact of divorce is still devastating to most family members. It is a process, emotionally, as well as financially, which strikes every part of an individual's life. Divorce is right up there with chronic illness, death, and moving, on the stress meter. Many decisions have to be made in divorce; therapy helps sort out your feelings, gain objectivity and vent.
- What do I do with these feelings of anger and betrayal?
- How do I not infect my children with these feelings?
- How am I going to make enough money?
- This loneliness is brutal.
- I can't drag myself out of bed, or, I don't sleep anymore.
- I can't eat, or, I can't stop eating.
- How do I know if this lawyer is any good?
- Who am I now that I'm not part of a couple anymore?
- How do I handle my in-laws?
- Where do I go from here?
We have all heard the statistic that 50% of first marriages fail. Unfortunately 60% of second marriages fail, and the statistic for divorce in "blended families" is even worse. Better to spend time healing and rebuilding rather then becoming another statistic.
What becomes of children of divorce? That depends on many factors including communication between their parents. Some studies have even shown that children of divorce accept more responsibility and gain coping skills other children may not. Therapy for parents can become a lifeline for kids.