Breaking the vow of “till death do us part” and getting divorced has been listed on the list of top things that people fear. Most people going through separation and divorce go through a whole range of intense emotions: sadness, anger, hurt, fear of an uncertain future, loneliness, confusion over the many decisions you must make, and a sense of failure at your lost plans and dreams. The end of a relationship can be especially difficult if children are involved. Counselling in the midst of a separation can often help find ways to reach settlements, move forward, and if applicable, co-parent in a healthy and constructive way.
For children going through the separation or divorce of their parents, therapy is often very helpful. While parents are facing the realities of divorce and the emotional trauma, they often don’t have the time or inclination to help their children deal with their sense of abandonment, pain, loss or guilt. Children may even feel that they are to blame for their parents’ problems. Therapy can help children to come to terms with these issues and find strategies to move forward in a positive way.
With the help of effective counselling, a separation or divorce doesn’t have to be the end of your world, but instead could be the beginning of rebuilding and reinvesting in yourself and your mental health.
Counselling in the midst of a separation can often help find ways to reach settlements, move forward, and if applicable, co-parent in a healthy and constructive way. Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County provides counselling to assist with these situations.
Blended families often find themselves challenged by the complex issues they face. The most frequently reported issue that couples argue about in re-marriages is children.
Couples in blended families are typically not prepared for: Disputes over parenting, money, privacy, vacations, responsibilities, boundaries, rituals, holidays, etc.
Couples can often feel overwhelmed, confused, discouraged, “depressed,” and self-doubting about their step-family situation.
Clinicians at Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County can provide assistance regarding: Step family structure (realistic expectations, how your family changes over time, stages you may progress through), parenting strategies (helping you and your children adjust to blended family life) and how to be unified as a couple (view time alone together as a necessity, children benefit from the model of a happy relationship, disagree in private).
Blended families often find themselves challenged by the complex issues they face and couples often feel overwhelmed, confused, discouraged, “depressed,” and self-doubting about their step-family situation.