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Benefits of Couples Counseling After a Divorce

by Jan 29, 2024Divorce and Separation

Couples counseling is typically viewed as a tool used to save marriages and prevent divorce. But it should be thought of as a way to grow any relationship, in any stage. The exercises used in couples counseling and the insights that people gain into their partner teach them how to be better communicators, how to understand each other more, how to be better parents, and beyond.

That is why couples counseling can be used even when a couple is no longer together. While the primary goal most couples have with counseling is to help the relationship succeed, the skills that a couple learns with counseling can help benefit not only the two separated partners, but also the children and anyone else that is affected by the divorce.

Couples Counseling as Skills Training

Viewing marriage counseling as a skills training experience rather than a way to save a marriage opens the door for it to be an excellent choice for divorced and divorcing couples. This can be a contentious time, even if the divorce is otherwise amicable. Division of assets, determining child custody, coparenting– there are many issues that can bring up difficult emotions, arguments, and other challenges. Depending on what led to the divorce, these can be exacerbated further.

Couples counseling can provide skills that help address these issues. Through this type of approach, both parties can:

  • Learn more about how and why they communicate.
  • Determine mutually effective ways to reach goals.
  • Generate a healed and stronger foundation from which to coparent, and more.

It’s easy to envision how this can benefit the couple. A person’s past relationship will always play an impactful role in their life, even if the marriage has ended. If both partners can heal from it, learn to work together, and find better ways to communicate it means that they are going to be in a much better place to be parents, stay in contact, and feel more content with their individual futures.

Couples Counseling for a Happier Future

Couples counseling is still an effective way to restore and rebuild relationships. But it also useful for other types of couples, including those that have decided to move on. Rather than view it solely as a way to save marriages, it is better to view it as a way to build skills that can help you manage any relationship, including those you may pursue in the future. For more information about couples counseling, please contact Long Island Psychology, today.

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