Dealing with Loss
PART II (continued)
Getting additional help when you want it
28. Ask your mediator or attorney.
You may have a trusting relationship with a caring family mediator or
attorney. These professionals know that the divorce process can add
to your emotional burdens, and that your distress can interfere with
conducting the process in ways that will be best for you and your children.
Family law professionals can help you decide whether
to seek additional help for your children or for yourself in dealing
with the pain associated with your divorce. They can recommend trustworthy
mental health professionals who can provide such help in a competent
and caring way.
29. Ask other professionals in your community.
People in other professions can provide other kinds of help. You may
find it useful to talk with your children's physician; with a member
of the clergy; with teachers and others in your children's school; with
a children's librarian; or with a bookseller who specializes in books
for children or books for teachers. Ask how they can help you, and feel
free to ask if they know of any other helpful resources that might be
available to you.
30. Give yourself permission to get what you need for yourself,
in ways that feel right to you.
It's a long road.
You deserve to have your needs met.
Be gentle with yourself.
If you wish, talk to us.