Feeling overwhelmed while going through your divorce? You are not alone. Most people who go through a divorce experience a wide range of intense emotions from grief to anger, and everything in between. Unfortunately, some people who are experiencing difficult emotions may be erroneously advised by friends or family members to avoid seeking help in dealing with those emotions. For some reason, there is a misconception that seeking counseling or therapy during a divorce or child custody dispute could be detrimental to the case. This is untrue, and it is also dangerous. When a person is overwhelmed by powerful emotions, it is essential that they find a constructive way to manage and address those emotions both for their own sake, and for the sake of their children.
The truth is that addressing your emotions through therapy or some other method which works for you can improve the outcome of your divorce or custody case for both you and your children. When you get support in working through the anger, depression, or other strong emotions that you are experiencing, you will begin to relief from those feelings and start the process of healing from the pain of your divorce. The healing process helps you to move forward in every area of your life. When you take action to ensure your emotional well-being, you are able to provide the emotional support that your children need, which is an important factor in any divorce or custody case.
Within the practice of law, it is common for family lawyers to encourage their clients to engage in counseling. Clients who have gotten the help that they need in dealing with their emotions are able to participate productively in court hearings and mediation sessions. Clients who are learning how to work through the emotions associated with their divorces are also able to have productive discussions with their attorneys about their legal issues without getting swept away by their feelings. Most importantly, clients who get the help that they need in dealing with their emotions are well equipped to handle every aspect of their lives after divorce.
Counseling and therapy are powerful methods that many people use to address their difficult emotions. However, they are not the only paths to emotional healing. Each person must find their own best way to heal from the emotional pain of their divorce. Some people find success with introspective approaches like meditation, journaling, or reading self-help literature. Others find that interacting with supportive friends and family members is the best way to work through their strong feelings. Religion is another avenue of healing which is accessible to both people who have practiced the same faith for years, and those who are newly attracted to their chosen faith. It matters less which method you use to address the emotional aspects of your divorce than that you make it a priority to do so. The improvements that you are able to make in your emotional well-being will serve you well not only now, but well into the future.
If you would like to learn more about your legal options regarding your Florida divorce or any other important family law matter, please contact the Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A. at 561-429-3924 or via email at [email protected]. We proudly serve family law clients located in the West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Wellington, Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Martin County areas.