Divorce does not always have to be a high-conflict experience for couples. If you and your spouse can minimize it, the process can go smoothly, take less time, and ultimately incur fewer legal fees. If you have children, reducing conflict in your divorce will also greatly benefit them, making the situation easier for them to cope with. You may never be on friendly terms with your soon-to-be former spouse, but that does not mean you cannot work together to make this situation easier for everyone involved.
Achieving a More Peaceful Divorce
When there is a substantial amount of conflict in a divorce, every step can feel like a battle. If you are eager to end your marriage and move on with your life, trying to achieve a more peaceful divorce will be in your best interests.
Here are some tips on how to reduce conflict during your divorce:
- Try to communicate primarily in writing: People tend to be more aware of what they say when they communicate in writing. Knowing that there is documentation of everything you say to one another puts pressure on both of you to be on your best behavior. Moreover, this form of communication will give you a chance to really think things through before you put it in writing.
- Do not dwell on what went wrong: Regardless of what went wrong in your marriage, dwelling on it will not make this process any easier. If you let your emotions drive your decision-making, it will likely only backfire. Focus on achieving a resolution rather than on attacking each other.
- Do not use your divorce as a form of revenge: Divorce is a process and if you try to use it as a tool for getting revenge, it might hurt you as much as it hurts your spouse, especially if it draws out litigation.
- Take care of yourself: Divorce can take a great emotional toll on a person, so self-care is crucial and can help put you in a better state of mind to navigate this process.
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