Did you know that the divorce rate in the US is third in the world? In fact, for every 1,000 people, 2.3 will get a divorce. Fortunately, this rate has decreased over the last few years.
Divorce is messy, and it has financial and emotional consequences. However, it is typically best to pursue an amicable divorce. Therefore, these are strategies you may consider.
One of the best things you can do to make your divorce more amicable is to communicate. You can share your thoughts and feelings, but avoid intimate conversations. Instead, focus on the big picture. Pursue productive conversations about the divorce process, division of assets, custody, etc. Focus on important decisions and sharing applicable information.
Evaluate your feelings before communicating with your former spouse. Make sure that they do not drive your decisions and interactions.
Avoid emotional decisions
When you decide to end your marriage, your emotions likely run high. Even if you agree to dissolve your relationship, you may be emotional. Therefore, wait to file and negotiate your divorce until your emotions settle.
Also, avoid trying to befriend your former spouse because this can encourage additional complicated emotions, which can derail your negotiation process further.
Focus on your children
Take the focus off of yourself and put it on your children. They will feel the impact of your divorce, maybe more than you do. They need your support and care as well as that of your spouse. Work out a co-parenting plan that prioritizes your children and gives them what they need.
To get the best outcome, take your time. There is no reason to rush your divorce, so have patience and take the time to make smart, informed decisions.