What are the Emotional Benefits of Collaborative Divorce?

by: Ann Kreindler-Siegel | Website

What are the Emotional Benefits of Collaborative Divorce?

Divorcing collaboratively, instead of through litigation, has huge emotional benefits. When couples litigate there is typically more conflict involved and a lot more fear, & after effects, emotionally. One of the primary goals of the collaborative process is to build an amicable relationship that allows an easier transition out of the marriage, & into a new life. In addition, collaborative divorce enables families to stay relatively intact and encourages smoother co-parenting. When a couple is able to achieve this there is less negative emotional impact and each individual is able to build a new life in a more balanced manor.

There are so many emotions involved in the dissolution of a marriage. When collaborative divorce is chosen by a couple, especially when a divorce coach is part of the process, the outcome is always more peaceful. Couples are able to equally have a say in the negotiations and a voice in the outcome. This alone allows for more empowerment and the ability to gain closure as people move forward. Building a new life in two separate households and maintaining an intact family unit more easily allows for a healthier outcome. This benefit, alone, allows for more manageable emotions and an increased long term contentment for all involved in the future.

Ann Kreindler-Siegel, LCSW, MSW, MAEd, SEP, BCC is a somatic experiencing psychotherapist & board certified coach who specializes in collaborative divorce coaching. She has been practicing in the profession of psychotherapy for over 25 years and has increased her practice to provide divorce coaching to couples to support them through this transition in their lives and families.