Divorce & Separation
Feeling overwhelmed about how to move forward?
What went wrong? How did it get to this point? Splitting up was never supposed to be a possibility, and yet here you are – angry, resentful, numb, sad, and overwhelmed, all at once.
The thought occurs to you that if you keep yourself preoccupied with phone calls, lawyers, mediators, and meetings, then maybe you won’t have to feel so weighed down by your emotions.
The only problem is that the despair still creeps in at the worst times. You get tearful at work, cry on the train, feel detached when out with friends, or snap at your children. The exhaustion of putting on a brave face when you are really screaming inside has taken its toll.
You feel like you can’t turn to your friends and family as much as you would like because they have their own burdens to bear. Where do you go from here?
Divorce and separation affect the whole family.
Have you noticed your children becoming distant? Your children may have started acting completely different than how they usually act — not following the rules, constantly retreating to their room when at home, avoiding conversations with you, and seeming preoccupied.
Or – maybe your children are taking on the “perfect child” role, and they are doing everything in their power to not upset you.
Both responses are normal, but there are often underlying feelings that they are unable to express to you – or anyone. Some children feel like they are put in a position where they must take sides when their parents separate or divorce, even if you tell them different. So, what can you do?
You can mourn this loss.
We can help!
Time does not always heal. During this transition, your mental and physical health are of utmost importance. At Restorative Counseling, we provide a compassionate space for you to work through the difficult feelings and thoughts that come with separating from your partner.
We also create a safe, neutral space where your children can feel understood and able to express their struggles with the changes in your family.
You can get through this difficult chapter. We will walk beside you to help you find hope again. You can create a new beginning for yourself and your family – once you believe and have guidance.
If you are ready to take the steps to heal, contact us.