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Divorce & Co-Parenting Support in Austin, Texas

At Relationships Matter Austin, we have licensed counselors who are experienced in supporting individuals and couples needing divorce support counseling.

We are here whether you are at the beginning stage, in the process, or after your marriage has ended and the divorce is finalized.

Would you like support as you consider the option of divorce and make a decision about the future of your marriage?

Would you like time to address unresolved issues before going your separate ways, giving both of you closure and providing a positive foundation on which to start the next chapter of your life?

Would you like guidance in developing your co-parenting relationship with respect and cooperation?

Would you like the chance to better understand what went wrong in the relationship and how to learn from it to make future relationships more successful?

Would you like an outside perspective in regards to your co-parenting plan to be sure all needs are being considered and addressed?

Would you like help with understanding that life goes on post-divorce and tips for transitioning into your new life?

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We are here to help you throughout this process. We have the experience you need to help you navigate this new phase in life with knowledge and confidence.

Some people may be hesitant to attend divorce counseling, for fear that the counselor may try to push them back together into a relationship. They may also think that the therapist will judge them. However, this is not the case at Relationships Matter Austin.

Our divorce support counselors are trained to listen without bias and be empathetic towards you in whatever your situation is. We are also trained to help you reach the goals you want to reach. If you are seeking counseling during a divorce, we will not push you to revisit the relationship. We respect your decision to end your relationship.

We can help guide both parties through the process of the divorce, including the logistics, decision-making, and the emotional results of the loss of the relationship.We can also help you all develop the tools and skills needed to redefine your relationship, as well as have healthy interactions after the divorce is finalized. It is important to us that you both lead your own successful and fulfilling life after the divorce.

We understand what a big transition and change this is for you and your family.

There are many things to consider as you go through the divorce process and create your life anew. The divorce process can bring up many different feelings. It can also provide an opportunity to create a life that truly supports you an well being.

If you have children, we can also help you co-parent as a team keeping your children’s needs in mind.  It is important that your children experience a civil and healthy divorce – one without blame, name-calling, or disrespect. We can help you go through the divorce process in a way that causes them the least amount of trauma and emotional pain.

How can divorce counseling help me?

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Our experienced counselors can guide you through this painful and uncertain time, while providing you with the tools you need to move on in a positive and healthy way. Our clinicians provide compassionate support for you as you process the difficult emotions that can come up. We are here to help you better understand why your relationship failed, so you don’t repeat the same pattern. We can guide you in creating a fulfilling post-divorce life!

Co-parentingBenefits for your children

Through your co-parenting partnership, your kids should recognize that they are more important than the conflict that ended your marriage—and understand that your love for them will prevail despite changing circumstances. Kids whose divorced parents have a cooperative relationship:

  • Feel secure. When confident of the love of both parents, kids adjust more quickly and easily to divorce and new living situations, and have better self-esteem.
  • Benefit from consistency. Co-parenting fosters similar rules, discipline, and rewards between households, so children know what to expect, and what’s expected of them.
  • Better understand problem solving. Children who see their parents continuing to work together are more likely to learn how to effectively and peacefully solve problems themselves.
  • Have a healthy example to follow. By cooperating with the other parent, you are establishing a life pattern your children can carry into the future to build and maintain stronger relationships.
  • Are mentally and emotionally healthier. Children exposed to conflict between co-parents are more likely to develop issues such as depression, anxiety, or ADHD.

You don’t have to go through this alone.

Trying to cope with serious marital problems or the effects of divorce alone can be exhausting and make an already difficult situation even harder to handle.

Divorce support counseling is a great way to ensure you’re able to deal with it as successfully as possible.

Let us help you create a fulfilling life where you gain insight from your previous relationship struggles.

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