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Four tips for reducing the tension and stress of your divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 15, 2024 | Divorce |

Are averse to conflict? Do you do everything you can to try to avoid getting into arguments with others, oftentimes to the point of just giving in to the other side? If so, then you’re probably worried about how you’re going to effectively get through your divorce. After all, if you give in too much during your marriage dissolution, then you could jeopardize your financial stability and your overall well-being as you move onto the next chapter of your life.

Is it possible to reduce conflict in your divorce?

Fortunately, it is. Although it’s not possible in every case, there are some steps you can take to try to reduce the amount of tension in your divorce so that you don’t feel bullied into giving in to your spouse’s demands. Here are some strategies that might prove helpful:

  • Don’t dredge up ugly facts from the past, as that will just stoke the fire and bring about more conflict.
  • Reduce communications to writing so that you can take the time you need to say exactly what you mean, and you can refer back to what your spouse has said.
  • Treat your divorce like a business transaction so that you strike the right tone and don’t take your spouse’s attacks personally.
  • Use your attorney as a go-between so that messages are filtered in a way that reduces conflict.
  • Have plenty of evidence to support your position and contradict your spouse.

Don’t let your divorce be more problematic than it needs to be

Divorce can be especially demanding for those who are afraid of conflict. But that doesn’t mean that you have to cave into your spouse’s demands. If you’re worried about what your divorce will look like, then take the time needed to develop a solid legal strategy. Once you have that laid out, you’ll feel more comfortable about how to tackle the challenges ahead.



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