Introduction and Component 1: Divorce As Loss Copy

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

It is helpful to your child to make disparaging comments about your former spouse.


During the divorce process, it is normal to go through the classic five steps of grief. The emotional process of divorce similar to the emotional process in coping with death.


List five benefits AND five costs of divorcing your spouse:

List five positive attributes of your former spouse:

Describe how you are going to send positive messages to your children about your former spouse:

List one way you plan to cope with the distress of divorce:

What do you need to let go in order to better co-parent during the difficult time of early divorce?