“Divorce isn’t such a tragedy. A tragedy’s staying in an unhappy marriage, teaching your children the wrong things about love. Nobody ever died of divorce.”
Jennifer Weiner, Fly Away Home

The end of a marriage can be one of the most stressful events a person experiences in life.  Even for the partner who chooses to leave, divorce is likely to bring up grief, guilt, anger, confusion, fear, shame, and anxiety. If children are involved the stress is normally much higher. Sometimes people just do not recover on their own and often cannot release the intense pain from the divorce. At times there is fear of ever getting close to someone again. The emotional trauma can become so difficult that sometimes therapy is the only answer.

Divorce Recovery is possible!
Divorce Recovery is possible!

Therapy helps with the difficult mental, physical, and financial troubles of divorce.  An individual may choose to begin therapy. Divorce therapy is normally done on an individual basis. A spouse going through divorce may be facing feelings of guilt, fear, anxiety, depression and grief.  A therapist can provide an objective and rational perspective and help the individual obtain the necessary skills to get through the challenge of divorce. People often learn more about themselves during the therapy and begin to see divorce as an opportunity for growth and personal enrichment.

Divorce Recovery by KSA CounselingDivorce may contribute to or exacerbate certain mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, or personality diagnoses. Divorce is not a personal failure. Therapy can work through those negative feelings and achieve a new life perspective. Divorce can be the best opportunity to grow and become a much stronger, which will help and encourage future relationships.

Divorce therapy is also available for couples who are in the process of going through a divorce, as a means of working together in a healthy, and constructive fashion to achieve the dissolution of the marriage. A divorce therapist acts as a type of mediator, and sets guidelines to ensure the divorce is achieved with minimal hostility and emotional damage.