It likely seems counterintuitive, but a couples counselor can help you
and your ex-to-be navigate the difficulties of dissolving your marriage.
It’s important to have agree with your estranged spouse on at least
some of the divorce-related matters of ending your marriage if you want to have
a quicker, less stressful divorce. That’s because couples who cannot
agree, those who contest their divorce, or those who seek litigation before
mediation are often in for a more chaotic divorce.
If you go to a marriage and family therapist (MFT) for guidance, you can
learn how to put your past resentments behind you and terminate your marriage
in a way that is healthy and productive. An MFT is a neutral 3rd party and an objective listener who can help you communicate in a way
that is less hostile and more productive. Your therapist can help you
keep your emotions in check so you don’t say or do something you’ll
regret later. By involving an MFT in your life as you navigate your divorce,
you can also learn to let go of any of the resentment you’ve been
harboring for your soon-to-be ex.
Your MFT can also refer you to an individual therapist so you can work
on your relationship with yourself and discuss new coping skills, how
to improve on self-care, and help guide you to developing a new life plan
without the yolk of a strained marriage.
The Benefits of Co-Parenting Counseling
Moving on from your marriage is not as easy when you must remain in contact
with your ex on a routine basis because of your children. If you are constantly
clashing even though you no longer reside under the same roof, it would
benefit your children to seek co-parenting counseling so you can work
as a collaborative team in raising your children. Rather than being a
prisoner of your past, you can find balance in your life by supporting
your children and being the best parent you can possibly be. The worst
thing you could do is make your children bear the brunt of your negative
emotions rather than involving an objective therapist.
Contact the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny to Speak to a Divorce Attorney
If you are ready to get divorced and are eager to keep the process civil
and productive, our attorneys at the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny can
help you navigate this life change. Our family law team has 30+ years
of experience and a history of successful results. To learn more about
your legal options, we encourage you tot reach out to our law firm to
schedule a consultation.
Contact us at
(713) 936-2300 to speak to a divorce attorney on our team.