Since the pandemic, Lynne’s children require her constant attention. They want her to sit with them during remote school lessons and entertain them the rest of the day since they can’t have playdates. Lynne is struggling to find any time to just breathe, and her abusive husband refuses to help with childcare.
Counseling phone calls give Lynne a break, but they are often interrupted by the kids. Exhausted and stressed, therapy has shifted from discussing abuse to strengthening her mental health. She has come away from therapy embracing the idea that the best thing you can do right now is be kind to yourself. Lynne focuses on what she CAN do, like yoga with her kids and getting consistent, uplifting support from SHALVA.
Before COVID-19, Lynne met with SHALVA’s Legal Liaison to learn about the divorce process and her financial future. Although her divorce plans have been put on hold, she says that “having someone to talk to is more important than you can know.”