Do you need a Divorce Coach?
Updated: May 2
My divorce came as a shock. I was completely unprepared financially and emotionally to handle all of the challenges and unknowns. I was terrified and vulnerable, stuck in indecision and unable to move forward effectively. I have two children. I wanted what was best for them, during and after the divorce, but, at the time, I didn’t know what that was. Fear and anger crept in and easily clouded my judgment. I wish that I had known about divorce coaching.
I needed a trustworthy ally. With a coach, I would have gotten support in making all the important decisions, and I wouldn't have wasted valuable time or financial resources trying to piece together a team and a plan. A coach would have helped me navigate the emotional rollercoaster and kept me on track when stress threatened to derail me.
Just as lawyers and financial experts have very important and specific roles in the divorce process, a divorce coach has the job of supporting and guiding her clients through the challenging maze of emotions. She ensures that self-care is prioritized so her clients can make decisions from a place of clarity. She relies on her personal and professional experience, training, and connections to create structure, safety and space. This is critical because each divorce is unique, and each client’s needs are different. The coach’s job doesn’t end when the divorce papers are signed. She is often invited to facilitate her client’s smooth transition to a successful single life. She is an advocate and a thinking partner for the entire divorce journey.
Certified Life Coach
Founder of Her Divorce Project and The Divorce Project