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It's hard to think logically when one is filled with emotions, such as grief, anger and frustration. However, although it is easy to be overcome with these feelings during a divorce, making decisions based on emotions can be detrimental long-term in California. This is why it is necessary to be in control of one's emotions, channeling them in a positive way during the dissolution of a marriage.

Understanding how to manage one's emotions is beneficial for two reasons. First, it helps a person to make more rational decisions, thus successfully overcoming difficult parts of the divorce. Second, it helps the divorcing pair to leave the marriage in as amicable way as possible.

Just because an ex-spouse makes a proposal doesn't mean the proposal is automatically bad. It is important to be flexible in one's thinking and look at the big picture when deciding how to handle critical aspects of the divorce. It especially is important to be careful how one acts in front of the kids, who are affected by the parents' interactions during a divorce.

The idea of getting divorced is seldom pleasant, and it may feel impossible to control one's reactions to an ex-spouse. However, remaining in control of one's emotions and understanding the law allows a person to regain control of the divorce situation and think clearly. In this way, people may more easily make decisions that are beneficial to them in the long run, ensuring that they get the assets, property or even spousal support due to them in California.

Source: The Huffington Post, Divorce Confidential: Managing Your Emotions During A Divorce, Caroline Choi, March 13, 2014

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