CDC Certified Divorce Coach®, CDC Certified Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach®
I took steps to end my marriage when I realized I was no longer living the life I wanted for myself and for my children. It was the hardest decision of my life. I often felt guilt, regret and self-doubt.
It was difficult to share the news with my family and friends. Few people in my life had experienced divorce, and of those, none of had children. I felt alone.
At the time, I was working long hours at the hospital as a nurse anesthetist, as well as raising two young children. I knew I was going to need help to get me through my divorce in one piece. I reached out for support in the form of therapists, workshops, authors, speakers and mentors.
Although I am a native Texan, I had no clue how Texas family law worked, nor of the intricacies of the options available to me. I had no awareness of the common pitfalls of divorce that, unfortunately, many of us fall into. Much of this was due to a lack of education on the subject, along with inadequate guidance and no prior divorce experience.
My spouse and I did not see eye-to-eye on how to put together a collaborative plan for our divorce settlement. We also did not agree on how to talk to our children about our separation, or on whether or not to involve other professionals. It was a lengthy process, but ultimately our disputes were settled in a court-ordered mediation.
I came out of my divorce feeling like we all might have fared better if my spouse and I had originally chosen a more collaborative approach. At the time, I didn't know that divorce coaches existed, how mediators worked or that there was such a thing as collaborative law. I only knew that I wanted out of my marriage with as little collateral damage to my family as possible.
Years later, I built my own divorce coaching business to help others like me navigate the complex and often confusing divorce process. It soon became clear to me in the development of my practice that divorce coaching can also benefit those in post-divorce life. Issues such as dating, re-marriage, blending families, co-parenting, and career changes can sometimes arise years after a divorce. With those needs in mind, I expanded my practice to include post-divorce coaching.
As a Divorce/Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach, my mission is to help you come out on the other side of your journey, with the power, strength, and ability to trust your own voice. I am here to help you see your own worth, beauty and wisdom.
Change is difficult, often painful, but it can be an integral part of personal growth. Having an advocate, supporter and a thinking partner to help you navigate the process can clarify your intentions, alleviate stress and avoid common divorce pitfalls that could cost you emotionally and financially.
You don't have to feel isolated and overwhelmed. Reach out today.