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Divorce Transition

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Christian Counseling for Divorce Transition

 

Co-parenting and Rebuilding

Why we offer help for those in divorce transition:

Tampa Family Resources recognizes the reality and need of those going through the divorce process. We desire to come alongside and support individuals and families struggling to cope with the difficult transition that divorce requires.

How co-parents handle a divorce could produce greater pain than the divorce itself.  Much like any crisis or trauma, the early emotions of a pending divorce include shock, disbelief, denial, anger, depression, and the pain associated with the loss.

Some disturbing divorce statistics:  

  • Americans divorce  more than any other country in the history of the world.
  • The divorce rate has increased in the U.S. every decade since 1980.
  • 53% of 1st marriages are ending in divorce in our country.
  • 45% of children will spend some time in a single parent family and of those 33% will not see their fathers on a regular basis.
  • 33% of the children of divorce go through extended grieving.
  • 33% of the children of divorce seem to never recover from the devastation of the break up.
  • Divorce Care Groups are the second most common group for communities and churches that offer these kinds of groups.
  • Divorce is often a lengthy process that can last years especially when child custody issues are involved.
  • There are more remarriages today than marriages.
  • Most people who go through a divorce end up gaining or losing a lot of weight; often referred to as the “divorce diet”
  • The average amount of time to fully recover from a divorce is 2-3 years.

Coaching/Counseling for every stage of divorce transition and rebuilding process:

  • Grief/Loss
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Co-Parenting Plans
  • Child & Adolescent adjustment
  • Life Change
  • Mediation -vs- Litigation

“Divorce is NOT an event.  It is a PROCESS.  You grow through that process a minute, an hour, a day, a week at a time.”          Jim Smoke, Growing Through Divorce