Welcome to Duo Divorce online course
When you have decided to end your relationship and file for a divorce, both partners usually have dozens of questions, not to mention feel confusion, sadness, anger, relief, fear and all different kinds of emotions. These are all a natural part of the process of getting a divorce as it ultimately changes the course of your life - whether you initiated it or not.
Intercultural divorce can bring up unexpected issues for both. While the situation is usually not easy for either, partners from abroad might encounter additional problems such as the language barrier, unfamiliar bureaucratic procedures and the question whether they can and want to stay in Finland after the divorce.
Divorcing couples need to find out answers to practical questions, but also deal with long term issues and emotions like how you or your children will cope. Familia ry has developed this online course in English to help you find the first practical and emotional steps forward in dealing with your intercultural divorce in Finland.
It was bureaucratically simple, but the emotional toll was huge and I think it took two years to come to terms with the whole catastrophe.
HOW TO USE THIS ONLINE COURSE
The very beginning of a divorce process is often difficult and you might feel you are in a haze. The aim of this course is to give you tools for the practical information needed, material for self reflection to find a way for you and your children to cope with the situation - and offer links and organisations to help you more, if needed, while also having the intercultural aspect in mind.
This course is divided in 5 different themes, most containing an introduction to the theme, quotes from people who have experienced an intercultural divorce, a video to deepen the theme, links for more information and questions to ponder. (CHECK)
The themes are;
1. Getting a divorce
What do I need to know about the practical and factual sides of divorce in Finland?
This theme explains shortly the legal prodecure and answers practical questions how to get a divorce as well as gives links where you can find more information and help.
2. Finding myself again
How do I cope with divorce emotionally and feel confident about myself again? Divorce changes your life permanently and often causes many hurdles. This theme discusses the first steps to the new direction.
3. Children’s wellbeing
How will children cope with divorce? As a parent there are always little hearts involved in divorce that need a lot of caring.
4. Parenting after the divorce
How do I share parenting and keep both cultures in the children’s lives? Co-parenting and raising an intercultural child demand often a lot of patience and knowledge.
5. Moving on
Looking positively into the future and dating after divorce.