How Divorce/Separation Impacts Family & Children
When two people finally decide that they can’t work out their differences and they have tried to seek counselling with no positive results, the best option can be to get a divorce. It’s not often that people are told that this is the best decision, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. The problem with getting a divorce is that this can have a very serious effect on those around us too, and especially on our children.
If you have children and you are getting divorced, you need to consider the emotional damage they will have to endure. There are other members of your family that could be affected by this as well, so it’s always good to look at the bigger picture. Most people would agree that staying in a toxic relationship can be more harm than good for children, but this doesn’t mean that a divorce is not going to be an emotional taxing experience for them.
Children who deal with divorced parents are often going to grow up with very little faith in relationships. This experience will be more than enough to make them feel pessimistic about love, respect and commitment. Parents need to be able to talk to their children and let them know that you both love them very much and that you needed to break your relationship up because it was the best way to maintain a harmonious life.
It might be hard for them to understand this, but it will be easier if you treat each other with respect and a positive attitude when you see one another. This is going to make it much easier for your children to handle this situation and they will learn to deal with your divorce without so much resentment.
Seeking counselling even after divorce can be a great way for you to handle your relationship with your ex-partner. A professional counselling session is going to teach both of you how to deal with the new relationship you have. One that is built entirely on the children you both have in common.
If you are interested in getting the most professional and high quality counselling, you can contact us today to schedule a session. We will help you get through this difficult time. We are experienced in every aspect of relationship counselling and we know how to deal with people who are learning how to communicate after a divorce.
If you’ve recently been through a divorce or separation and need some support or assistance, get in touch with the experts at Stack Counselling today.