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Why Everyone Could Benefit From Having a Therapist During and After Their Divorce

Why Everyone Could Benefit From Having a Therapist During and After Their Divorce

Going through a divorce can throw you into an emotional tailspin that can be hard to come out of on your own. The life and future you thought you were going to have are at an end, and now you have to deal with the pain of losing your partner. At a time like this, having a safe place to express your feelings, and someone to talk to, can have a significant impact on your being able to cope and move on. Here are some reasons why everyone could benefit from having a therapist during and after their divorce.

Making Choices During Divorce

When you divorce, very personal aspects of your life are put through an impersonal legal process. During this time, you will be making choices that will affect you for the rest of your life. When painful emotions are in control, they can cause you to make the wrong decisions. The more you can do to work through how you are feeling, the more reasoned your decision-making can be during your divorce. Having the support and guidance of a therapist during this time can provide you with a confidential outlet for your emotions. When you can discuss how you feel outside of the legal process, it can make it easier to keep your emotions under control and maintain focus when needed.

Self-Care During and After Divorce

Whatever happens during or after divorce, it is vital that you exercise self-care. Every day is going to present different challenges, and the more you can do to support yourself, the better. During the divorce, your therapist can be there for you as incidents occur to help you get through the process. After it's finally over, and you are left to try and make sense out of everything that has happened, you will have someone there to help you examine events from a therapeutic perspective.


Having a therapist can be an important part of being able to achieve closure so that you can release the past and move on with your life. Attorney Karyn Youso of First Look Family Law understands the importance of having support during and after divorce and can help you connect with the resources you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let us take a "first look" at your circumstances.