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Maintaining healthy communication during and after divorce

On Behalf of | Oct 28, 2022 | blog, family law |

When a family goes through a divorce in New Jersey, the communication process can be difficult. However, it is important to remember that there’s a lot more at stake than just your relationship with your ex, and maintaining communication is key to keeping things amicable for the sake of your family.

Be empathetic and respectful

When going through a divorce, it’s easy to get caught up in your own emotions and lose sight of the fact that your partner is going through the same thing. It’s important to be respectful and understanding of their feelings, even if you don’t necessarily agree with them. For instance, if they need space, don’t take it personally and try to give them the room they need.

Don’t use your children as pawns

Your children should not be used as a means of communication between you and your ex. This can be confusing and emotional for them, and ultimately puts a lot of unnecessary stress on the family. If you need to communicate with your ex, do so directly, without involving the children.

Make it objective, not personal

When discussing things with your ex, it’s important to stay objective and focused on the issue at hand, rather than making it a personal attack. This will only make the situation more difficult and could potentially damage your relationship with your family moving forward or even lead to family law issues.

Try to be flexible

In any kind of negotiation, it’s important to be willing to compromise. This is especially true when communicating with your ex during and after a divorce. If you’re both able to be flexible, it will make the process a lot easier for everyone involved.

Ultimately, the goal is to maintain communication with your ex, for the sake of your family. By following these tips, you can make the process a lot easier and less stressful.