Separation and Divorce Counselling in Toronto
Sometimes relationships end without warning. Other times, people gradually start to drift apart and may no longer feel they are in love with each other. No matter how the relationship fails, it will signify major changes in your life. Experiencing separation and divorce is a very stressful period where you can experience a wide range of emotions and feelings.
From sadness and hurt to anger and grief, there can be confusion, uncertainty and other feelings that can result in you feeling insecure or even like you failed. In order to manage an already difficult time, separation and divorce counselling in Toronto can be the help you need.
Separation and divorce are essentially a transitional period in your life that can leave us feeling vulnerable. When we are vulnerable, we are more likely to make mistakes which could impact our future. For instance, there will be many legal questions for you to address, like child custody and access, child support, and division of marital property.
If you make these decisions hastily just to have the matter resolved, it could result in impacts that affects both you and your family now and in the future. It is better to take a moment and seek separation and divorce counselling.
How Separation and Divorce Counselling Can Help
Counselling can help you learn how to properly address any and all feelings which have come about due to your separation and divorce. Even if you were cohabitating and not legally married, the end of your relationship can still leave you with unresolved feelings.
Consider counselling to be part of your support system. You are free to talk about any topic, concern, or issue in a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where everything you say is kept confidential. You can let counselling be like a stepping stone to help you transition from your old life into a new life, which you have carefully thought out and planned.
If you were to let your anger and hurt fester, it can turn into bitterness and the desire to seek retribution against your ex-spouse. This can cause you to do or say things you would not normally. Your actions could impact access to children and other legal matters related to the separation and divorce.
In addition, not dealing with your feelings now can affect future relationships. For instance, if your ex-spouse cheated, you may have trust and infidelity issues that could affect your feelings towards a future partner.
While numerous people have gone through separation and divorce, I understand that your own separation and divorce is unique to you. As such, we explore your feelings, concerns, and issues, while developing strategies and methods to help you move forward in a productive manner.
To get help addressing your feelings and dealing with your separation and divorce, please feel free to contact me, Ellen Starr at 416-488-3102 to schedule an initial separation and divorce counselling session in Toronto today!