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Healing emotions in the midst of a divorce

Anyone who has been through it knows how difficult the end of a marriage can be for everyone involved. For some, the experience can lead to depression and other negative health consequences. The following is a brief description of a form of therapy helping some couples who are going through divorce. New York couples might find the technique interesting.

Therapists are using a form of therapy known as "expressive writing" to assist couples going through marital separations and divorce. It is well known that separation and divorce are emotional situations. When you are dealing with a complex divorce case involving child custody or complicated property division matters emotions can weigh on the proceedings.

The technique engages couples to reveal their deepest emotions, thoughts and feelings through a series of daily writing exercises. The various techniques and exercises encourage couples to face the experience head-on and to explore the experience. According to those that practice expressive writing, the therapy helps enhance cognitive adaptation to stress.

There are many forms of therapy for couples going through divorce. Whether a couple chooses expressive writing or some other form of therapy, the important thing is to address these emotions. Addressing these emotions will not only have a positive effect on the divorce process itself, but it can also have a positive effect on life after divorce.

There are many ways to ease the burden of divorce. In addition to mental health services, it is also important to work with a qualified family law attorney. Divorce is not like other legal issues; it is a uniquely personal matter that requires a very specific skill set that few attorneys possess. That is why it is so important not to settle for someone without that experience.

Source: Huffington Post, "'It Was a Dark and Stormy Divorce...'" Wray Herbert, Nov. 15, 2012

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