“Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.”
According to a 2017 study conducted by the United States Census Bureau, Florida has the eighth highest divorce rate in the entire nation. This shocking statistic means that over 15% of Florida couples are divorced. While even happy couples do get divorced, things don’t always have to be messy. One way to keep it clean is to consider divorce counseling.
Reasons For Divorce
There is no way to predict whether a marriage will last. Divorce commonly happens when a couple cannot relate to each other. Signs that a marriage will end include:
- Criticism: Disapproval of spouse due to perceived faults.
- Contempt: Belittling or dismissing spouse with lack of respect.
- Defensiveness: Not taking responsibility for own actions.
- Stonewalling: Avoiding interaction with spouse to fix issues.
Recovering From Divorce
There is no straightforward process to recover from divorce; every situation is different. Most people handling divorce go through emotions like sadness, guilt, grief, and stress. Because there are so many emotions happening at once, many find it comforting to see a divorce counselor.
If a divorce occurs because of the reasons above, it means that there was a lack of communication between spouses. Necessary dialogue skills for everyday life can be difficult to relearn. Counseling offers a neutral ground where you can unpack those pent-up feelings and emotions.
At P.S. Love Yourself, the first step of our counseling is to discover who you are through communication to find the best way to progress with therapy.
Why Consider Therapy
Divorce is mentally and physically taxing. Adding therapy to the recovery process allows you to express your emotions to a neutral party who puts those feelings into perspective without judgment or ridicule.
Divorce therapy helps a person better understand why their marriage did not work and teaches people the skills to shrug self-blame and on the path of self-love.
Shake The Stigma
While 40% to 50% of marriages end in divorce, it still comes with a social stigma. Divorce counseling also comes with a stigma. It is high time to make therapy more normalized. Seeking help to get through a troubling time should not challenge a person’s health or emotional ability. People who seek help are not weak but understand they need to find the right tools to help them live their best lives.
“To thine own self be true,” is a cliché we’ve all heard but there is a world of truth to the sentiment.
Often in marriages, we find ourselves making unfair compromises to our personalities and goals to suit our partner’s needs and wants. After divorce, it can be challenging to return to the life we once imagined. Counseling provides a sounding board that helps teach the skills to discover the path we originally envisioned for ourselves.
P.S. Love Yourself Approach
To get over even the messiest divorce, you need to learn to love yourself again. Without self-love, the chaos of divorce can become a destructive monster. Our approach makes life and divorce more manageable.
P.S. Love Yourself Signature Program
Our unique signature 12-week program offers spouses an opportunity not only to learn to navigate their emotions but also how to change boundaries to reflect their life goals better. Divorce does not mean that it is the end of your life journey.
P.S. Love Yourself Extensive Program
Our unique signature 20-week program offers spouses an opportunity not only to learn to deal with past traumas but also create the skills to manage emotional baggage and stress to better progress in their life goals. We want your life journey to begin with self-love.Divorce isn’t a journey you have to take alone, and it doesn’t have to be messy. If you are ready to take the first step in identifying and working through the stress of divorce, take our P.S. Love Yourself Quiz today to find out which program is right for you.