The healing process and divorce

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The healing process and divorce

There is definitely a healing process to divorce. Generally, when parents get divorced, there is a higher level of conflict. They haven't worked out custody. They haven't worked out finances. That goes on for a while. There is some light at the end of the tunnel, which is generally, about one to one and half years post the working out of all those details. In most divorces, there is a lessening in anger, a lessening in resentment, and some healing takes place. What I say to parents, when they are in the middle of it, "I know you are in the middle of it. This is a bad time. It does tend to get better. Hang in there. Get those things worked out, and the healing process can begin."

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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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