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divorce therapy

The process that leads to the emotional and legal separation of a marital couple places a severe strain on each member of the family as well as on the entire family structure. Divorce therapy attempts to aid families to master this crisis situation. By investigating the "normal" phases of a separation process, divorce therapy focuses particularly on the well-being of the children and attempts to find acceptable, fair, and functional solutions for all family members to the problems posed by divorce.

Definition extracted with permission from Simon, Fritz, et al, Family Process, Inc.: Language of Family Therapy: A Systemic Vocabulary and Source Book (Family Process Press Series)

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