Divorce can be an incredibly emotional, stressful, and overwhelming process. You are ending a strong bond between someone you once and still may care for very deeply. It is important that you remember to take some time for yourself and to acknowledge the emotions you are feeling and the difficult time that you are going through.
It may be in your best interest to obtain some professional emotional help from a counselor or a therapist that you can express your feelings to. Some parents who are going through a divorce also choose to put their children into counseling throughout the separation because it is incredibly difficult for children to watch their parents end a marriage. Children are very emotionally fragile and may want to be able to express their emotions in a controlled environment. This is especially important if there is a strenuous custody battle, if the children have to leave the home they grew up in, or if they have to switch schools because of the divorce.
The bottom line is that anyone going through a divorce needs to remember to take care of themselves, even with everything else going on. Your attorney may be able to refer you to a compassionate mental health professional who has a great deal of experience with individuals going through a divorce.
If you are considering divorce, contact an experienced attorney today who can provide you with assistance.
Leslye M. Schlesinger serves Rockland and Westchester County with compassion and integrity. With over 30 years of experience guiding clients through matrimony law, she now focuses on helping clients avoid litigation through alternative dispute resolution, including collaborative divorce and mediation. If you need an effective and committed attorney, contact Leslye M. Schlesinger for a consultation.