Are your ready to move forward from your divorce?
At Evolution Wellness in Wilmington, NC, we understand that the end of a marriage, especially when children are involved, can be a traumatic experience. You don’t have to face this challenge alone. We specialize in counseling for relationships, including divorce counseling. Our professional counselors are trained to listen with empathy and expertise and offer guidance to facilitate your processing of pain and personal growth.
Our team of licensed, high-quality therapists are here to guide you in your healing process by providing tools and strategies for coping with the loss of your relationship. We are ready to provide you with the support you need to heal from your divorce and adjust to your new life and circumstances.
How does divorce affect your mental health?
Divorce is an extremely stressful, catastrophic, and traumatic life event for all involved. Typically, the pain extends beyond just the couple that is ending their marriage to children and other family members as well. If you are experiencing the end of a relationship, you are not alone. Nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce, but that doesn’t make the process any less painful.
Many people feel anxious, angry, and lost at the thought of having to start their life over after a divorce. Additionally, there are so many factors tied up in a committed relationship (children, pets, money, belongings) that may feel like they’re crashing down on you all at once. The heartbreak and all of the logistics that have to be addressed in a divorce can truly feel unbearable. As a result, you may feel like you aren’t sure where to turn or who you are without this marriage. It’s great to lean on a family support system if you have one, but therapy can also be a powerful tool in overcoming the pain caused by the end of a relationship.
Do you need divorce counseling?
Ending relationships is hard on your mental health. If you’re unsure if divorce counseling is something you need, here are a few signs that may help you identify the best route to take. Here are a few signs/symptoms that may alert you that counseling is the best next step:
- Excessive self-criticism or self-hatred
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Sudden and dramatic weight change
- Social withdrawal and isolation
- Loss of interest in activities or others
- Uncontrollable anger and/or rage
- Suicidal ideation
How can counseling for divorce help?
Divorce can be so challenging to navigate on your own. Of course, the loss of a marriage can bring on grief, sadness, and loneliness that may feel impossible to overcome. Consequently, your life may have been turned upside down by your divorce, which can impact your mental and physical health significantly.
Recovering from a divorce requires a strong support system. Family, friends, loved ones, and your therapist can all help you to cope with the loss of your marriage and move forward with your life. Divorce counseling can help you process your pain in these ways:
- Work through the stages of grief for your ended relationship
- Teach you effective strategies for processing your pain and managing your emotions
- Provide a space for your family to receive support throughout and after the divorce process
- Help you analyze why your relationship ended to prevent the loss of future relationships for the same reasons
Seeking counseling is an important step to take if you feel that the emotional toll of your divorce is becoming too overwhelming to handle without professional help. If you have children, therapy for divorce can help you become the support system they need to get through this dark time. Above all, it’s important to take care of yourself so you can be the parent they need and the best version of yourself.