The romantic relationship between you and your spouse has run its course. The only viable option left is divorce. Traditionally, divorce has been framed as a battle, but it doesn’t need to be this way. In fact, a more amicable divorce could benefit everyone involved.
Staying calm during divorce proceedings is easier said than done, but it really could help you. Outlined below are a few practical tips to consider.
There is no rush
Of course, you want to get the divorce over with quickly, but this shouldn’t come at the expense of your well-being or rights. If you’re feeling the pressure, take a moment to pause for reflection. Sometimes, one spouse settles for more than they are worth simply to get it all over with. Usually, they end up regretting this further down the line.
Focus on your children
You and your spouse are both great parents, you just didn’t function anymore as a couple. You both still have your parenting skills and the best interests of your children at heart. Placing this above any personal disputes in the past will serve both of you well, and it will also help your children to process the separation.
Compromise is key
There are very few people who walk away with absolutely everything they want during the divorce. Communication and compromise are going to be necessary. Prioritize what matters most and think carefully about where there might be some wiggle room.
No divorce is easy but there are less stressful ways to approach the situation. Seeking legal guidance will help ensure that you walk away with a fair settlement.