The Farmer with two daughters in the process of a divorce by mutual consent. He decided to attend consultation sessions because his marriage has failed, he feels frustrated and unable to take joint custody of the two girls, and his rural environment located in a very small village makes him feel restricted. “I have no one to go out with and distract me” and the farmer has a degenerative disease.
We started working with the issue of routines to learn how to manage household activities, farming activity and having his daughters. In order to help the girls who have not adapted well to the changes brought on by the divorce proceedings , an agreement is reached between the patents to include them in their legal consultations.
Despite this situation and his degenerative illness, the farmer continues to run his farm, which is a large property that provides him with a comfortable economic situation.
Initially, work began on adapting to the new stuation, but after the first few months in which everything was going quite well, he underwent a medical check-up and it was found that there had been an upturn in his degenerative process, which resulted in the total loss of sight in one eye and partial loss of sight in the other. This led to the recognition by the medical authorities of a permanent incapacity for work.
As a result, he is divorced, must manage a large property, has two daughters aged 6 and 10 and is permanently disabled as a result of a degenerative disease. This represents a radical change in his life, saying “what am I doing with my life”, “I feel evicted”: socially, because he feels that his friends have left the village, familiarly, because he feels alone after the separation, physically, because of his degenerative illness and the disability he has been recognised as having.
He recognises that he must give up work, cancelling the leases he had, he stops doing work for third parties and has to rent his property to a relative. He went from being an active and self-employed farmer with plans and objectives to a person with physical limitations that prevented him from working. His professional opportunities are very limited, he said “what’s left for me to sell coupons at the age of 40”, he wants to feel active “I can’t be unemployed”. He has gone from being an active person to being passive by obligation.
In this case, having his legacy in the countryside obliges him to remain in a rural environment.In this case, even as a farmer, he does not feel satisfied, he does not feel gratified by the contact with other people, he does not find satisfaction in the work he has done.