It always interests me to read articles from people who experienced their parents' divorce as a child growing up. People often overlook the impact such a separation may have on the children as they are caught up in the whirlwind that accompanies divorce.
What is always apparent is how much people benefit from having the ability to speak to someone about what they are going through. Whether this be a friend, family member or in this case, a counsellor. For this reason, I am pleased to be able to offer my clients the benefit of an in-house counsellor as well as tailor made group workshops as part of our service. It allows people to recognise that divorce is not necessarily just "the end," but the beginning of something else.
Recognizing and expressing how the divorce affected me has helped me reclaim my voice and see that, in some ways, things have also changed for the better. My sisters and I have become closer because of this experience, and I’ve seen my parents make improvements in their lives since the divorce. I’m lucky enough to have friends who help me stay strong. I was — and am — fearful. But now, six years later, I also have hope for the future.