Unfortunately divorce is a reality for many. It is never easy when a marriage ends. I often hear the words "I never thought they would do that" or "How could they change this much?" Many divorces bring out the ugly sides of people. Regardless of the reason for the split or who initiated the divorce, both partners need to take care of themselves through the process- especially if there are kids involved. The better you handle your stress through a divorce and stay relatively balanced will more likely help your child as their world changes. It's just like the oxygen masks on an airplane- "Put your mask on before your child's". If you aren't taking care of yourself, you will not be able to meet your child's needs to the best of your ability.
We know that things get hectic through a divorce, so this week we will offer tips to help you take care of yourself through a divorce. Check in tomorrow for more!
Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC
Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.