Surviving a Divorce - Remember Who You Are
Are you feeling hollow and empty?
Do you often feel overwhelmed with a curtain of darkness and fear things will never get better?
Are you experiencing flashes of intense anger at minor triggers?
Constantly worried that your children will suffer?
Going through a divorce can be a very lonely process. You’re left to grieve the loss of both the relationship and the partner you thought would be by your side over the long haul.
You probably have so many questions running through your head. What do you do now? Will you ever date again? How will co-parenting work? Will the hole ever get filled?
It’s a scary time, but you don’t need to go through it alone. Right now the emotion is raw and intense, but I can assure you that it won’t always hurt this much.
There are several stages to navigate as you move forward from the end of your marriage.
The initial period during and after a divorce prompts a crisis response in our bodies. It’s an intensely uncomfortable experience, but there are some things we can do to help ease the discomfort.
In our work together, we’ll help you:
- Process your grief with vulnerability and respect
- Find the support system to keep you from falling
- Reduce the power of the negative thoughts and overwhelming emotion
- Remember your own self-worth
- Find meaning in this painful experience
Once you’ve processed the grief and begun to get your footing, our work changes to focus on helping you build a new life.
We’ll help you:
- Redefine your personal identity and values
- Improve co-parenting skills and communication
- Explore boundary setting for future relationships
- Learn how to forgive yourself and your ex for the mistakes you made
- Feel hopeful for the future
Moving Beyond Divorce
After we’ve built the roadmap for your future, there may be obstacles that seem insurmountable. During the final stage of treatment, we’ll help you:
- Problem solve anything that seems to keep you stuck
- Work towards fully accepting what has happened and no longer letting it define you
- Feel comfortable in telling others who you are and what you’ve been through