Seeing a Therapist to Cope With Marital Separation

Posted on Jun 23, 2010 by Hofheimer Family Law

If you’re considering a separation in Virginia, you have a lot to think about. Your first course of action is to consult a Virginia divorce attorney for advice on all the legal aspects of separation. Next, you should seek a licensed therapist to help you sort through your emotions.

Separating from your spouse is a life event that triggers many deep and complicated emotions
. Even if you and your partner have been going through the stages of separation for years and finally taking the legal step brings relief, you likely still have some painful or negative feelings associated with the marriage and/or its dissolution.

The services of a licensed therapist might prove helpful to women going through Virginia separation and divorce. Many people associate therapists with attempts to save a marriage, but keeping couples together is only one of the many services therapists provide.

Once you decide to separate or divorce, a therapist can help you work through many of the emotions you’re likely feeling and guide you toward a more healthy Virginia separation process.

Women facing separation in Virginia can benefit from therapy in many ways. Therapists can:

  • Help you accept the reality of the separation;
  • Work to keep the separation civil;
  • Help you manage fears, anxiety, anger and other normal emotions related to separation and divorce; and
  • Help you plan for and build a post-divorce life management plan.

With good legal counsel and a licensed therapist on your side, you can face the Virginia separation process with a greater sense of confidence and emotional strength.

For more information on the emotional side of a Virginia separation, please visit our article library.

At this vulnerable time, it’s critical that you have exceptional legal representation that not only understands the specifics of your case, but is dedicated to your best interests and that of your family.

The Virginia separation attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm represent Virginia women who wish to file for divorce or separation. We are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes, and advocating that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life. You can learn more by requesting a FREE copy of our guide, What Every Virginia Woman Should Know About Divorce, or reserving your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.