Divorce is a difficult process for spouses to endure and, for children, it is all the more harrowing to witness. If you have concerns about their well-being and ability to cope with this life-altering event, you are probably considering therapy as a possible means to help them through this difficult time. No matter how well you and your spouse are handling the divorce, adjusting to these changes will be a tough task for your children and therapy may give them the extra bit of support they need to overcome it.
Signs Your Children May Need Therapy
No two children are alike. While some may need minimal help, others might need a lot more attention and care to bounce back from this major blow. Moreover, as well as you know your children, it is often challenging to tell if a child is struggling and in need of some intervention. Instead of taking chances, it is best to err on the side of caution and have your children attend therapy. If your child does not need therapy, a trained professional will tell you so and likely provide some additional insight that may help in the future.
Below are some signs that indicate therapy is right for your children:
- Other trusted adults expressed concern
- Your children have trouble sleeping or eating, unrelated to a medical condition
- Your children are regularly in a sad mood
- Your children frequently complain about physical ailments that lack a discernible cause
- Your children have no interest in friends, or they have problems getting along with their peers
- Your children have issues with concentration
- Your children act out or engage in risky behavior
- Your children’s self-esteem decreased
- A drastic change in your children’s appearance
- Your children have a preoccupation with death
- Your children are rude or aggressive
- Your children developed obsessive-compulsive rituals
- Your children lie excessively
- Your children experienced a sudden decrease or increase in weight, unrelated to a medical condition
- Your children’s academic performance is rapidly declining
Of course, this list is not exhaustive, which is why it is best to take your children to a therapist to ensure that they receive the help they need, if necessary. Divorce can be a challenging process, but with a little extra help, you and your spouse can get your children through it.
Reach Out to a Compassionate Family Law Attorney Today!
If you are going through the divorce process and have children, you will need an experienced legal team on your side to help ensure the process goes smoothly for you and your family. At Sullivan Law & Associates, our skilled family law attorneys have more than four decades of combined legal experience in the field and a history of proven success. You can rely on our team to guide you through every step of the process, so you can have some peace of mind, and transition into the next chapter of your life with ease.
Take the first step in the divorce process today and reach out to our law office at (949) 565-2793 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.