5 Ways to Keep A Civil Relationship

Written by Carpenter Family Law On July 25, 2017

Divorce and separation are difficult times for the entire family, and when the two parties are unable to work together civilly, it becomes even more unbearable to handle.

Although divorce and separation is about ending your relationship, it ironically involves (and requires) working together.

While a divorce is not the best or easiest situation to be in, the best way to deal with a divorce settlement is by remaining civil throughout the process and avoiding letting your emotions determine your actions.

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1. Family comes first

When you are in the midst of a divorce, custody battle, and asset negotiation, it can be difficult to realize that your children are suffering the most.

Children are often affected by divorce far more than parents, whether it may seem like it or not.

When you are negotiating your divorce settlement, remember that the primary focus should be on your children’s future.

2. Don’t completely shut out your ex

Shutting him or her out of your life completely may seem like the ideal solution emotionally, but it can make the legal side far more frustrating, tedious, and costly for everyone involved.

It may seem appealing to never to speak with them again, but instead of shutting your ex out of your life, be understanding of the fact that they are experiencing the same emotions and difficulties as you are.

Oftentimes, being open and accepting with each other will allow you to reach a better outcome for your entire family.

3. Let it go

In the heat of the moment, it might seem impossible to let things go. But if you want to maneuver your divorce in a civil manner, you have to learn to drop some things.

If your former spouse did you wrong, remember the best revenge is living well.

By moving on and having the best life possible, you will be able to shed the pains of the entire divorce process and start living your life again.

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4. Surround yourself with support

In a time when you feel the least supported and alone, you need to fill your empty spaces with a loving social environment.

It helps to have friends and family available who can help you make the difficulties of divorce more manageable.

Dismantling the life you once had is stressful and emotionally draining, but keeping in touch with friends and family during this time can help you go about it with a clear and positive mindset.

5. Acceptance

It’s understandable to go through divorce and separation with a sense of resentment, anger, and sadness that their marriage has come to an end.

But a major part of the healing process is accepting that your marriage has come to an end.

Instead of dwelling on the past, keep your mind focused on moving forward.

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A civil divorce is possible when both parties are committed to being respectful and keeping their new family dynamic happy.

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