Stressed by divorce? It could help to get therapy

| May 15, 2020 | Divorce

When your divorce began, you thought that you’d be able to handle it. You didn’t think you’d be as stressed or emotional about everything that has happened.

Then, your spouse started to become more aggressive. He threatened to take everything from you. Even though you know it’s unlikely, that additional aggression is taking its toll.

Getting the help of a therapist can be one of the best decisions you make

When clients are dealing with difficult situations like this during their divorces, it may be appropriate for them to seek out a therapist and to schedule an appointment. A therapist is a good person to talk to whenever life gets difficult and you need a new perspective. They can help you manage your emotions and help you find ways to relax. They can encourage you to approach the divorce from a calmer state and to let go of the things that you cannot control.

On the other hand, the therapist can also help you know when something is serious enough that you need to inform your attorney or a judge. For example, did your spouse threaten you or start harassing your family or friends? If so, then it’s appropriate to say something to your attorney and to keep evidence of that behavior.

Working with a team during a divorce is a good way to keep you grounded and to make sure that you have the support you need moving forward. There is no question that divorce is stressful. Knowing that you have someone on your side, or multiple people on your side, to help you make good decisions can take some of that stress off your shoulders.