How therapy can help with divorce

Laura Wasser, Family Law Attorney, shares advice for parents on the benefits of therapy during or after a divorce in order to clearly plan how the kids will be raised in a manner that most benefits them
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How therapy can help with divorce

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If your partner is difficult and refuses to talk to you, it’s probably going to be difficult to save your marriage. If you need to figure out a way to deal with the new family unit that you’re going to be having, I recommend very strongly getting in front of some kind of health professional. If your spouse knows that you’re not going there for the purpose of rehashing and discussing all the terrible things that he did to you during your relationship, but instead going to talk about how we’re going to raise our kids and how we’re going to work out these things and it will save us money, because we won’t have to have two dueling attorneys, he or she may be more willing to enter that room with you. Having a third, unbiased party there, I find, is very helpful. If there’s been a breakdown in the relationship, often there is some hurt feelings and resentment. If you can have a third party there to be kind of a voice of reason, rather than hearing, “You’re being unreasonable,” or, “This position doesn’t really work and it won’t work for a court from you,” hearing it from a third, unbiased party who also may call you out on some stuff sometimes, I think is extremely helpful. So I always recommend that people figure out somebody to talk to that can be unbiased and really give their opinion and help through some of these difficult situations.
ALL PARENTS, Divorce, Co-Parenting

Laura Wasser, Family Law Attorney, shares advice for parents on the benefits of therapy during or after a divorce in order to clearly plan how the kids will be raised in a manner that most benefits them

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Laura Wasser

Family Law Attorney

Laura has been a family law practitioner for nearly 20 years. Her practice focuses on the separation and reconfiguration of families. Being a child of divorce, and having personal and professional experience in this field, she believes that she can do better for the children of today and help with an oxymoron: a “good divorce”. Laura is the author of It Doesn't Have to be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself.

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