By Preeti (Rajpreet Taneja) Taneja, R.S.W, M.S.W, B.S.W Founder and Lead Therapist, Canadian Therapy Preeti@canadiantherapy.com
When we say the words “I do,” we never imagine that one day those words will turn into, “It’s over.” But the statistics indicate that many marriages do not make it. In fact, approximately 42% of marriages have a high probability of ending in divorce.
Why Should You Consider Therapy for Divorce?
When a marriage ends, it typically leaves one or both partners wondering, “what happened?” As a major life transition, divorce can be traumatic and mentally, physically, and emotionally draining.
Therapy offers individuals powerful coping skills that can help them navigate their overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Therapy offers a safe space to explore and share your feelings so you can make sense of them yourself. It’s a way for people to have a healthier outlook on their divorce and become empowered during a very difficult time.
Different Therapy Modalities for Divorce
Every situation is unique. It will require the right type of therapy:
Individual therapy is incredibly helpful for those people experiencing depression or anxiety or who view divorce as a personal failure. This type of therapy can help you discover your own needs and a better understanding of who you are.
Divorce will never be easy. But with the proper guidance, the lines of communication can stay open, and the separation can remain constructive and amicable. A therapist can help you both navigate those hard decisions, such as financial obligations and co-parenting.
Children are, of course, deeply affected by a divorce, and often the parents are too consumed in their own emotions to offer proper guidance. Family therapy can help the entire family deal with the feelings of loss and grief.
If you are going through a divorce and would like to discuss treatment options, please visit our website to book an appointment with a date and time that works for you. Our therapists are happy to discuss how they may help, and all therapists at Canadian Therapy offer online therapy sessions for those who feel more comfortable accessing help from home.