Tips for reducing divorce stress

Alan Yellin, PhD Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, shares advice for parents on how to reduce stress when going through a divorce in their children and in their own lives
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Tips for reducing divorce stress

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Divorce is stressful on children. What determines whether it become detrimental stress or not are several factors. The primary and most important factor, is the quality of the parents relationship with each other. Therefore, if there is continued fighting and hostility, it increases the amount of stress in the child's life and increases the likelihood of a poor adjustment to the divorce. We also know that having regular and consistent access to both parents, regular and consistent custody plans, help the child feel less stressful. Certainly, a parental attitude towards the other parent of forgiveness, acceptance, and wanting that child to have a relationship with that other parent is critical in reducing stress in children.

Alan Yellin, PhD Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist, shares advice for parents on how to reduce stress when going through a divorce in their children and in their own lives

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Alan Yellin, PhD

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Dr. Alan Yellin is a licensed psychologist as well as licensed marriage and family therapist.  He has been in practice for over 30 years working with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Yellin did his post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. In his practice, he sees children with learning problems, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, fears and social skills issues. Additionally, he has a sub-specialty in working with children from divorced families as well as helping parents deal more effectively with their divorce. Dr. Yellin’s practice also includes working with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive issues as well as issues around life passages. Dr. Yellin believes that therapy works best when the client and therapist have a collaborative relationship as they explore thoughts and feelings and work towards solutions, and uses a combination of scientific data along with humor to help people achieve change. He is in a long-term happy marriage and has two grown children.

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