October is always associated with all things Halloween, but not many people are aware that this month is also recognized as National Emotional Wellness Month. According to a 2013 study, 80 percent of U.S. employees report experiencing high levels of stress while at work. This suggests that work-related concerns are some of the leading stressors in the country. But add to that the pressures of navigating the emotional minefield of divorce, and you might feel devastatingly stuck — unsure how to move forward.
Here at Atlanta Divorce Law Group, our team truly believes that your emotional health is just as important as your physical health. For this reason, we are strong proponents of using counseling as a tool to get you through the emotional complexities associated with divorce. We understand that in some places, there is still a stigma surrounding the idea of therapy. One of our primary missions is to break down that stigma. When working with clients who have sought out counseling, we’ve found that their approach to the whole experience is significantly different from some of the ones who opt out.
Because clients seeking therapy have that additional support system, they are able to closely examine the reasons why they are filing in the first place. Additionally, they learn how to organize their priorities, to stop questioning their ability to manage life on their own, and to feel confident in their decisions. Most importantly, though, because they are able to reflect on their emotional state, they are less likely to use the legal system to accomplish a task it is unable to fulfill: exacting revenge upon a spouse. Our team understands that the decision to file for divorce is often coupled with feelings of anger and resentment. But being able to pinpoint those feelings can save you from wasting lots of time, energy, and money while trying to use the courtroom as a tool for retribution.
No matter where you are in the process, having someone to help you through these life-altering changes can be beneficial for you and your family. We know a number of counselors who we trust and would be more than happy to help you set up your first appointment.