A divorce is a challenging time in anyone’s life. You’re ending a relationship, which may be hurtful or upsetting to you, but you also have to figure out the legal aspects of the case. You need to decide how to divide your assets, if spousal support is necessary and discuss splitting time with your kids, when you have them.
Needless to say, the stress of a divorce can significantly affect your health and life. That’s why it may be a good idea to enlist a therapist to listen to you while you go through these challenges.
Therapy? Isn’t your attorney there to help you through divorce?
Your attorney is there to help you through your divorce, but they are looking at the legal aspects of your divorce. On the other hand, a therapist can help you work through the emotional toll this is having on you. Therapy can help you gain a better perspective, become more rational and gain the tools that you need to go through such a challenging time and to come out on the other side healthy and happy.
You’ll gain new coping skills and even learn ways to better communicate with your ex-spouse, if you need to in the future. Of course, therapy can also give you insight on the dynamics of your divorce and what may have led you to divorce in the first place.
Therapy is there to help you psychologically, while your attorney can help legally. While there will always be some overlap, it may be a good idea to work with both professionals as you move forward with your divorce and come across new challenges.