Divorces are never easy for the people involved. It can cause a lot of strain within the family. It affects the relationship between spouses and even between the parent and the child. While some families can deal with the aftermath pretty well, there are those who struggle. That’s why reunification therapy exists. It helps those families who are having a hard time trying to work out their post-divorce relationships with one another. But what exactly is reunification therapy?
Reunification therapy is a kind of therapy that focuses on the relationships that exist within a family.
The goal is to mend and strengthen relationships between the parent and child and between both parents. More focus is given to the parent-child relationship as children may take the blow the most. After all, divorce is primarily decided by the spouses, not the children. Chances are, kids are caught in the middle of a crossfire in a war they did not start.
How It Goes
Reunification therapy can be voluntary or ordered by the court.
For it to be ordered by the court, hostility or dysfunction must be observed. Such hostility or dysfunction should affect the way the family functions. This kind of therapy is given by a therapist and can be carried out differently by each one. But what usually goes on is the therapist first assesses the whole situation and dynamic of the family.
It is a group effort
The family must also be willing to work on their relationship. Therapy will be useless if no one is willing to actively work on improving. The therapist will then help each member of the family hash out their problems. These problems may be both with themselves and with each other. This allows them to find a way to mend their relationships. Ultimately, it is to help make things work out better for the future.
Whether it’s because of a divorce or just some strained relationships within the family, reunification therapy can be a solution to your problem if you can’t seem to sort it out on your own. With the help of an expert, you can at least get objective help and find better, more effective solutions.
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