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Professional Divorce Counselling in Calgary

What Is The Purpose Of Divorce Counselling In Calgary?

Divorce counselling in Calgary is a measure of support during a very difficult time. Counselling can help you and your children adjust to your new lives and ease the negative effects of the divorce. It is the purpose of divorce counselling to help process all aspects of a break-up, if couples wish to avoid negative thoughts and behaviours, which may otherwise result in further complications and problems.

Divorce can be a stressful experience for many, and this stress does not go away once the divorce has been finalized. Often, those going through a divorce can feel as though they are suffering from post-traumatic stress where there is a great deal of emotional turmoil. In order to deal with your emotions after divorce, professional counselling can be extremely valuable.

Divorce Therapists In Calgary Can Help You

In the process of dating and getting married, most couples intend to live in love forever. At their weddings, they vow to be with each other through good and bad times, till death part them. However, this isn’t always the case. People around the world, including celebrities and religious leaders, are divorcing almost every day.

While the causes of divorce vary among couples, most don’t know whether to continue with the divorce or not, especially after living many years together. To avoid making the wrong decision by calling it quits, some couples go for divorce counselling in Calgary to get support through this emotional moment. Below are warning signs that you should consider divorce counselling:

You Are Always Unhappy

No one is perfect, and even the most amazing couples argue. If the marriage is peaceful, the argument ends up in reconciliation and settlement between the two partners. However, if a simple disagreement ends up in fights and you always feel alone and unhappy, it’s time to seek counselling for divorce. A divorce counsellor advises you what to do as you head for a divorce.

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Sudden Change in Behavior

If your partner starts spending more time away from home, loses weight, and changes appearance, it could be a sign that there’s another partner besides you. Another behavior change is reduced sex or your partner demanding more sex because they are always aroused by their new partners. If you find yourself in this situation and need to separate, it would be best to see a divorce counsellor.

You Are Always Avoiding Your Partner

Sometimes, it’s you who feels the urge to divorce your partner. If you get home from work and spend more time in the car before getting in the house, or you prefer drinking with friends instead of going home to your partner, it’s a sign that your marriage is on the verge of breaking. Instead of forcing yourself to live in such a situation, it’s best to approach a divorce counsellor to give you the way forward.

Negative Interactions

When a marriage is successful, couples are happy, and their positive to negative interaction ratio is 20:1. If you realize that your negative interaction exceeds the positive side, it’s a warning sign that you are nearing divorce. Visiting a divorce counsellor at this stage of marriage is important because the counsellor helps you to deal with the issue and undergo the divorce process with a clear mind.

You Live Separate Lives

Happy couples live almost the same life. They tell each other when heading out the time they’ll get home and embrace each other after a long day at work. However, a marriage heading for divorce has couples living like roommates. You don’t care where your partner is and sleep in different rooms. If your marriage is in such a situation and hanging on a thread, you need to seek advice from a divorce counsellor.

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Should You Go To Marriage Counselling If You Want A Divorce?

It is important to consider marriage counselling when you want a divorce. Marriage counselling has many benefits which include improving the overall happiness of the couple, helping them figure out how to work together, giving them both a chance to have their opinions heard without being criticized, reducing stress, strengthening the relationship even more, and even saving their marriage.

The Best Way To Deal With Separation and Divorce

Many spouses and former spouses don’t really know how to deal with the divorce process. This is perhaps one of the most difficult things you’ll ever go through. There’s a lot you need to adjust to and a lot of decisions and changes you must make to deal with this life-changing event.

You’ll need to understand exactly how your separation and divorce will affect every aspect of your life – your job, your finances, relationships with family and friends – and make decisions about all those things as well as who will be responsible for what, such as how you will be co-parenting your children or paying the mortgage. These kinds of decisions can lead to friction and disagreements, and it can all be very overwhelming.

Divorce is a part of many love stories. Though it’s usually not the one with the happy-ending that you initially envisioned. Despite the fact that there may be so much uncertainty in regards to the future and insecurities within failed relationships no matter how long they last, it comes with a certain sense of finality and closure. It’s inevitable we’ll need to deal with emotional trauma and the conflict that comes along with divorce, and oftentimes undergoing therapy is the best way to recover.

If you are facing a contentious divorce and are in need of support, Virtuous Circle Counselling has the best divorce counsellors in Calgary. We also provide divorce counselling in Kelowna.


Divorce is never easy, and not always pleasant. The negative feelings and emotions that come along with the end of a marriage (and oftentimes, partnership) can be hard to deal with and can take a toll on your mental health. Therapy after divorce is not only useful, but sometimes necessary to manage these emotions and stressors. A great therapist who understands the unique complexities of divorce can be helpful in many ways.

If you are going through divorce or separation, you probably need ways to deal with your feelings and the many challenges you face every day. Just as no two divorces are truly alike, there is no one easy way to handle your situation. However, there are healthy ways to handle it, which often take some trial and error to determine what works for you. Speaking with a divorce counsellor can set you on the right track.

The vast majority of matters discussed during divorce counselling cannot be used in evidence in family law proceedings. This is because the information and communication given and received is considered to be confidential.

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We are currently accepting new clients however being a good fit is everything in a therapeutic alliance. When you’re ready, please contact us for a free 30-minute phone consultation to see if we match your needs and goals.

We at Virtuous Circle Counselling acknowledge Moh’kinstsis, the lands where the Bow and Elbow rivers meet, in what we currently call Calgary. We acknowledge that we are visitors on Moh’kinsstis and acknowledge the Blackfoot are those who named this area as Moh’kinsstis. In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, we recognize the ancestral territories, cultures, and oral practices of the Blackfoot people, the Îyarhe Nakoda Nations, the Dene people of the Tsuut’ina Nation, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.