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therapist, St. Charles divorce lawyerAccording to The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory, getting a divorce is the second-most stressful event a person can endure. That means that divorce is more stressful than being fired from your job, losing a close family member, being detained in jail, and having a mortgage foreclosed. In fact, the act of ending your marriage through divorce is only second to the death of a spouse in terms of stressfulness. It only follows that a person going through a divorce would need help from others, both in the personal sense and the professional sense. Many people getting divorced find that in addition to a trustworthy family law attorney, a therapist is able to help them better navigate the divorce process.

Benefits to Hiring a Therapist or Other Mental Health Professional

Therapists offer many benefits for people going through life challenges such as a divorce. First, a therapist is a someone who will listen to their patients’ thoughts and opinions without judgement. A therapist is an objective sounding board who will listen intently without interrupting to insert their opinion. While friends and family members can also offer emotional support, they are not usually unbiased. Secondly, a therapist is bound to confidentiality unless he suspects that his client is going to hurt themselves or someone else. This means that you can say deeply personal things to a therapist without the fear of it being repeated or shared with others.

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