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Separation & Divorce

Separation

Relationships are hard to maintain. Over time, the passion that you once felt can give way to feelings of dissatisfaction. When the bond you once shared becomes weak, it is easier for harmful thoughts, behaviors, and temptations to creep in.

Many couples become so frustrated with failed attempts to fix their problems that they begin to believe that separation is the best option.  When frustrated couples enter therapy, they soon realize that there are practical solutions to their problems. Separation is not divorce, and in some extreme cases it is necessary for partners to take space from each other to ensure that further damage isn’t done to the relationship.

 

In these cases, a controlled separation has proven to be successful in helping couples that want to repair their relationship and stay together to find their way back to each other in a healthier way. Your therapist can guide you through the specific terms of a controlled separation and help you feel a level of guidance and support that ensures that both you and your partner will be on the same page during an already stressful and uncertain time in your relationship.

Divorce

 

Divorce occurs in over 30% of first marriages and 50% of second marriages today. When you are contemplating, filing for, or recovering from a divorce it is essential to have nonjudgmental support. Many divorcing partners realize that the stress of simply moving through the legal divorce process leaves them unprepared to deal with the feelings and tasks that wait for them after their divorce has been granted. Learning ways you can be mindful of ensuring a successful transition after your divorce is something you can achieve in counseling. Many loved ones are lost in the process of disentangling your life from your partner’s.

 

At a time when it’s hard to trust that people around you truly understand what you’re going through, your therapist can provide sound guidance, comfort, and a structured way to help you keep moving forward in a positive way. Even talking to your children about divorce can be a healthier process when you’ve sought the help of a therapist to help you navigate their feelings or concerns. The goal is to help everyone involved to feel safe, understood, and encouraged about recovering in a healthy way. Whether you have a few sessions or consistent meetings with your therapist, the benefits can be far reaching.

1401 Mercantile Lane, Suite 200-G 

Largo, MD 20774 

Weena Cullins

Marriage & Family Therapist

MS  |  LCMFT

Washington, DC Metro Area

Tel: (301) 592-7244

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