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Divorce

Divorce can cause a domino affect throughout your family and people around you. I have dedicated these articles to divorce.

Children of Divorce

You’ve tried to keep the marriage together but it isn’t working. The decision to divorce has been made even if it isn’t your descision.

Children of Divorce

So, how do you handle the children? Children’s reactions to divorce vary largely by how the parents handle the situation. By far, children fare best when they continue to be parented by both parents in spite of the break between the spouses. Continue reading

Feelings Related to Divorce

You may be facing divorce despite your desire to stay married. You may be facing divorce because you see it as the only alternative. No matter, the case, divorce in many ways is like a death.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Feelings Related To Divorce

It is the death of your hopes and dreams for the marriage. Continue reading

Some Possible Reactions to Divorce in Children

Children react in many different ways to the news of divorce. Some go on to look perfectly normal and don’t experience any overt signs of difficulty until dating age.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Some Possible Reactions to Divorce in Children

The best children learn from divorce tends to be that no one loves anyone enough to stay. Continue reading

How To Tell Children About A Divorce

It is important not to discuss divorce plans with children until the ultimate decision is reached. This means the break-up of their family and is usually a very difficult time.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

How To Tell Children About A Divorce

The news should be broken with BOTH parents present. The news should occur a few weeks before the separation if possible so there is some advance warning. Continue reading

Developing New Relationships

You may be deciding to develop friendships because you have moved or your life has shifted. You may be newly single and feeling awkward after a lifetime that has followed a predictable pattern.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Developing New Relationships

Whatever the case, you can be successful at building new relationships if you remember that people don’t fall “in love” or “in like” with other people. Continue reading

Tensions for Children of Divorce/Dealing with resulting Depression

The objective of this article is to acquaint parents with the special hazards of tension for children that accompany divorce and some solutions for dealing with it.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Tensions for Children of Divorce/Dealing with resulting Depression

Summary: Divorce causes much tension for children and fears of abandonment that parents, caught in the heat and misery of their own divorce, often miss. Continue reading

The Question of Dating Post Divorce

The objective of this article is to provide some guidelines for parents about dating issues post divorce.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed

The Question of Dating Post Divorce

Summary: Parents ask me frequently how to decide about dating issues when children are part of the situation. This article speaks to those issues. Continue reading

Anger Management Post Divorce

The objective of this article is to provide some guidelines for dealing with anger in post divorce situations.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed.

Anger Management Post Divorce

Summary: Usually the anger from the marriage continues into the divorce. In fact, when there are children, there is really no divorce and the issues continue into infinity. Continue reading