It is no secret that divorce can get messy and, if you are dealing with a particularly difficult spouse, you may find yourself in the middle of an acrimonious and high-conflict divorce. Although there may be nothing you can do to make your spouse approach this process more amicably, you can still navigate this situation in a way that may diffuse its potentially explosive nature. Continue reading to learn more about how to get through a high-conflict divorce.
Getting Through a High-Conflict Divorce
A high-conflict divorce can take a heavy toll on those involved. It is important to take certain steps during this process to protect yourself and your children from the emotional twists and turns you may encounter.
Here are some tips to help get you through it:
- Co-parenting with a former spouse will be difficult no matter what, but if you are dealing with an ex who has a high-conflict personality, the situation may be all the more contentious. Instead of co-parenting, consider parallel parenting and limiting your interactions with your soon-to-be-ex as much as possible.
- Set some boundaries regarding respectful communication. If your spouse tries to bully you or engage in otherwise hostile communication, do not respond. Make a point to only interact with and respond to your spouse when it comes to legal matters or child-related matters that require your attention.
- Hire a skilled divorce team as soon as possible. Having professional legal assistance will help you feel supported during this difficult time, and give you the peace of mind you need to get through it.
- Do not forget to take care of yourself! Self-care, especially during a high-conflict divorce, is essential, so do not forget to eat right, exercise regularly, and get enough rest.
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