Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills group is for women in the process of divorce. In this weekly group, participants learn to manage emotions and stress associated with divorce, without making it worse.
While divorce is never easy, some situations are harder than others. Some divorces can end amicably. Others hold a lot of contention and high-conflict. When there are children involved, these high-conflict situations can be even more sensitive.
Going through a divorce is never an easy process. Even if things ended amicably, it’s a major life change. On top of that, it’s a loss. That’s why so many people end up grieving after a divorce.
All of us gets angry from time to time. It’s a normal human emotion that can be triggered by a variety of things. Of course, everyone experiences anger differently and everyone expresses it differently. But it’s how you interact with others when you’re angry that makes a difference. Anger is okay, but taking it out on other people is not. Communication doesn’t stop just because you’re feeling angry. So, you have to know how to do it effectively.
When you go through a divorce, you go through a loss. It can be a loss that feels just as heavy and overwhelming as a death—perhaps even worse. While going through a divorce can make you feel tired, stressed, sad, or even angry, it can also put you in a fog-like state.
Going through a divorce means experiencing a loss. It’s a grieving process, and it’s important to accept the fact that your life will be different. Yes, recovery is possible! And if you make it a priority, you can find freedom in your new way of living.
Fall 2019 DBT Skills Group for Divorcing Women
The old song by The Clash might be catchy (and it might even be stuck in your head now), but you probably don’t feel much like singing when you’re considering whether you should get a divorce or not. If your marriage has been in trouble for a while, you’ve probably thought about the idea of a divorce more than once.
Divorce can change your life in many ways. It’s often a difficult journey from start to finish. When you’re separating from your spouse and negative things are being brought to light, your self-esteem often gets rattled. In order to effectively get through this major life change and move forward, you have to be able to rebuild that self-esteem. So, whether your former spouse was the one that broke down your self-esteem or the divorce process itself made you question it, recovering and feeling worthy again is the best thing you can do for yourself.
If you thought things were secure and your spouse suddenly files for a divorce, it can be the shock of a lifetime. You weren’t expecting this. And while you felt some recent disconnection with your spouse, you’ve felt this way before, and things always got better.