With the divorce rate hovering around the 50 percent mark in the United
States, more couples are turning towards counseling to help cope with divorce.
Divorce counseling, also called divorce therapy, is a fairly new concept
in the mental health field, and is a therapeutic process for those who
are either contemplating divorce, going through
divorce or still suffering feelings of pain or humiliation from a divorce. A divorce
counselor can assist in helping an individual grow personally and adjust
to life during and after divorce.
When you begin to think your marriage is heading in the wrong direction
and you feel you need to share your feelings of sorrow, grief or anger
with someone, that’s a good time to look for an experienced divorce
counselor. A divorce counselor can help you understand your reactions
during and after
the divorce process. Not only can a counselor help you share your reactions and express your
feelings in the best positive manner, he can help in identifying your
feelings related to your spouse, family members and even the institution
of marriage itself.
By teaching individuals and couples to manage anger, frustration, feelings
of loss, and by assisting in strengthening communications and negotiation
skills, counseling can either help a couple contemplating divorce work
through their problems and make their marriage work, or assist the couples
who decide to divorce, go through a divorce with more amicable feelings.
When looking for a divorce counselor, always choose a licensed mental health
professional, which will help ensure they have the necessary education,
qualities and experience to practice in the state in which you reside.
You also need to make sure you are comfortable talking with a counselor,
and choose one who you will feel at ease sharing your feelings and personal
life without any hesitations. When you have chosen well, your divorce
counselor will help you end your marriage with dignity and respect.