A divorce is a traumatic event that requires both mental and physical health care. Stress and change bring to light many issues and problems for families and step families. Despite this, an experienced divorce counsellor can be calming and helpful.
Here are some ways divorce counselling can help:
#1. Re-establishing your life after divorce requires counselling.
A skilled individual therapist can help you figure out better ways to cope with stress. Your therapist may teach you stress-relieving techniques like mindfulness meditation or focused muscle relaxation. Divorce counselling can help you recover from anger, frustration, sadness, or loss. Understanding your marriage and its difficulties will help you form new relationships in the future.
#2. Counselling makes lawyering easier.
Individual divorce counselling is a safe place to process divorce-related emotions outside of court. Knowing how you feel and what is best for you emotionally helps you make good custody and financial decisions. When counsellors and lawyers work together, they can help you. Some divorce processes, like Collaborative Divorce, include a mental health professional.
#3. Counselling helps your family adjust to the changes.
Family therapy in Singapore with a certified marriage and family therapist gives you and your children a safe space to process the dissolution of their previously established family unit. A divorce can cause children and teenagers to feel anxious, angry, and confused, and it can also make them feel as if they’re somehow to blame. Family therapy can help you and your family heal and rebuild after a divorce, minimising the damage your children are exposed to from the conflict between you and your ex.
In addition to helping you and your ex-spouse as co-parents, family therapy can also be beneficial. Children benefit most when both of you treat each other with courtesy and respect for the sake of their well-being. For couples who can’t put the needs of their children first, family therapy can help everyone learn new ways to communicate and cooperate peacefully.
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