Divorce often leaves partners angry, bitter, and exhausted. Yet often there is so much at stake for divorcing couples related to children and family; divorce is emotional for many years beyond the actual date of separation.
The tasks of divorce are so new to many couples, many of whom seek the advice of friends and relatives. For some people this works well but for many there is lingering emotional pain, depression, anxiety, and other health problems that remain even when all the financial and legal issues of divorce have been addressed.
At CriticalPath Counseling we help partners facing divorce utilize skills to remain mindful, reduce overall emotional arousal so they can make difficult decisions skillfully, and begin to build a new life with the future in mind. Helping divorcing couples take good care of their emotional lives after a divorce helps them stay connected to important family members and be better parents to their kids.