Learning to Manage Emotions Is Important For Every Age
Collaborative Divorce Helps Family Members Learn How to Deal with Their Emotions so They Heal Rather than Have Deeper, Lifelong Wounds
The following is an article that was posted by Bill Eddy’s www.HighConflictInstitute.com. Bill Eddy, who is both a social worker and a lawyer, has helped thousands of people worldwide learn how to manage their own emotions and teach other people how to manage theirs. In Collaborative Divorce, we have a team that is specially trained to help the members of the family going through the divorce learn to articulate, understand and manage their emotions, not only during the case, but it is a skill that they can continue to use as parents, ex-spouses, future spouses, employees, and in basically every aspect of their lives.
It makes me very sad when I read this article, to think about the adults who are suffering and who have often suffered for years, because they never learned, as children, to understand, articulate, and therefore manage their emotions. The inability to manage one’s emotions eventually wreaks havoc on that person’s life and the lives of those around them. It is even sadder to think that those people whose lives are wrecked by unmanaged emotions could have and should have been given the opportunity to learn that life skill. Luckily, either in the Collaborative Divorce Process or just through counseling, they can still learn how to manage their emotions and have a happier, calmer life and give their friends, family, and others with whom they come in contact a better relationship with them, whether it is for a short time or for a lifetime.