Life is a constant dance of endings and beginnings, and sometimes the endings are necessary, but painful. Endings like divorce seem to stretch forever, and the rampant emotions like sadness, guilt, fear, and loneliness only add stress to the pile of logistics. The finances are a mess, there’s no good housing to move into, and Grandma’s old vase just can’t find a home. Having children involved further complicates the situation. However, it is important to remember that when old things end, new ones begin! It’s a distressing and lengthy process, but it will come to and end. Thriveworks Colorado Springs empathizes with you and we want to help ease your burden as you, your partner, and possibly your children undergo this change.
What is Divorce Counseling?
Every unique situation elicits a different response from our divorce counselors at Thriveworks Colorado Springs. Communication between you and your partner may be the focus, or we may address issues like depression and anxiety that frequently accompany a divorce. Grief is also a long-time partner of divorce, and we often will teach you how to cope with these strong emotions as well as the stages of grief. The end goal of Thriveworks Colorado Spring divorce counselors is to renew a sense of sureness and security in day to day life and to minimalize the effect of future stressors. We put a strong emphasis on an ongoing relationship between counselor and client, so we can be there for you in the aftermaths of divorce as well as the current progress, because a court ruling doesn’t always silence the high emotions and constant thoughts!
Do I need Divorce Counseling?
It is completely possible for you to undergo the divorce process on your own, with the support of friends and family lifting you up. However, it is also okay to reach out! Thriveworks Colorado Springs is here so you don’t have to do this alone. An easy way of deciding whether to contact a counselor or not is to look at your life before the divorce and compare it to what it is now. It will undoubtedly be different and more difficult now, but has there been any major impairments of your day to day functioning? Do you have that sense of drowning under the pressure and emotional stress? Do the activities that you once enjoyed hold the same comfort or thrill? Divorce will always be difficult, but if these signs prevail in your life, it suggests it has taken too big of a toll:
- Trouble sleeping
- Unusual high levels of anger, depression, or anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Withdrawal from social events and contact with friends/family
- Unusual eating habits (loss of appetite or uncontrollable eating)
- Inability or impairment of ability to perform basic or essential tasks
There are many other signs that suggest a divorce has gotten too difficult, so if you have worries, it is always worth a visit to Thriveworks Colorado Springs.
Divorce Counseling for Children
Children can struggle just as much, or even more, than the parents going though a divorce. Abandonment, betrayal, or guilt are all possible feelings, even though that is not at all the parent’s desire. Thriveworks Colorado Springs treats each child as a unique person whose feelings and experiences are legit and important; it is vital for their development that they do not feel guilty or betrayed. This can be a hard task to accomplish as a parent who is struggling themselves. Our divorce counselors understand that as much as you love and want the absolute best for your child, sometimes the hurt can not be avoided. Therefore, we also aid in preserving and strengthening the parent-child relationship as the divorce process ensues. Thriveworks Colorado Springs can help you maintain a healthy relationship with your child by being the bridge between both.
Contact 719-266-3919 to set up an appointment.