The end of any significant relationship can cause excess stress, but divorce tends to exert a particular burden on families. In some cases, divorces can be traumatic. For the two formerly married adults, divorce may come at the end of a long road of turmoil and is expected. Children, however, may be blindsided by divorce. It is natural for a grief period to occur after divorce as children feel the perceived loss of their family unit.
- Constant fighting
- Threats to leave
- Financial problems
- Differing parenting styles
- Disagreements about the future of children
- Children can feel lied to
- Children may be blamed
- Children may feel worry about their future living arrangements
Couples therapy is beneficial for determining if a divorce is the right solution. Sometimes two adults recognize that their problems are irreconcilable and need to end the relationship. A therapist can help add clarity in situations when the future is less concrete and the couple is resisting the urge to split up. After or during a divorce, therapy can be extremely important in giving children an outlet. When both parents are fighting, children can feel like they aren’t able to talk openly with either parent. A therapist represents a safe, neutral party who is there solely on behalf of the children. Having children talk with a therapist is crucial when parents attempt to use children as tools to manipulate the divorce.
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Open Path’s therapists offer beneficial services that encourage insight, self-reflection, and healthy coping mechanisms. Our therapists provide supportive, open communication, establishing secure foundations to help clients heal and grow.
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