Going through a divorce can be exhausting – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Going from a partnered relationship to suddenly being single is a lonely feeling and a life-altering change, especially if you have children. To diminish or even eliminate that overwhelm, it’s a good idea to have a support system in place during the divorce process.
Your friends and family members are a great place to start building your support system. The next step is assembling your team – attorney, mediator, financial advisor, divorce coach, support group – people who can help you get the process in the most positive and beneficial way possible. Adding in a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® at the beginning of the process reminds you you’re not alone in this difficult journey and can save you time, money, and frustration during the entire divorce proceedings.
Having a support system in place can make the difference between being stuck in a negative emotional state for decades to working through the emotional, family, and financial stress relatively quickly and setting up a healing and positive foundation for your post-divorce life.
The CDC Certified Divorce Coach® adheres to a Code of Ethics and has a number of tools, frameworks and practices to support you in a professional way. A divorce coach helps you think through every day decisions as well as to clarify what is most important to you in co-parenting; and what your needs are for alimony and perhaps for re-entering the workforce. As a resource, a divorce coach helps you to explore the options for going through the divorce process and how to engage with a divorce attorney in a productive way. Plus many other ways to help you create the best likelihood of a favorable outcome in your divorce.
Every divorce is as uniquely different as the persons involved – it may have been a short marriage, there may not be any joint assets, or perhaps there are no children … whatever the situation you are going to want people on your side who can help you transition from married to divorced, and all that that entails.