What is divorce coaching?
The American Bar Association and the Association for Conflict Resolution include Divorce Coaching among their list of dispute resolution processes, and defined it this way: “Divorce coaching is a flexible, goal-oriented process designed to support, motivate, and guide people going through divorce to help them make the best possible decisions for their future, based on their interests, needs and concerns. Divorce coaches have different professional backgrounds and are selected based on the specific needs of the clients.”
Divorce coaching fills a gap between the services provided by an attorney and those provided by a therapist. I wish I would have had this kind of support when going through my own divorce.
People going through divorce have a plethora of needs in navigating the business of divorce, the lived experience of divorce, and moving on from divorce that a divorce coach is specially trained to address. The amount and quality of support people receive during the divorce process directly correlates to the quality of their life post-divorce. You deserve to start prioritizing your needs and investing in your well-being as you navigate this traumatic life event. The ultimate self-care is having a partner in the divorce and learning how to manage your emotions, the process, and the transition with as much resilience and grace as possible.