How to Have an Amicable Divorce – It is Possible!
Keeping an amicable and respectful attitude towards each other when going through a divorce creates a workable atmosphere that benefits everyone: spouses, children, and other family members. And yes, it can be done.
Before you let emotions take over your common sense, make a plan and the decision to get past the situation. Keep in mind this is only a glitch in the road, a glitch that does have an ending.
Here Are 5 Things That May Help Keep Your Divorce Amicable:
- Make a list of things that you “did” like about this person when you were in love.
- Decide that you will not fight in front of your children. They are already experiencing a difficult time as it is.
- Don’t talk “trash” about your soon to be ex. It only generates negativity and doesn’t help you or him.
- Remember that revenge is not sweet, it only hurts you and any “amicable” relationship that you might have.
- Forgive rather than harboring ill feelings, which only hurts you.
Written By: Patricia Bubash
About the Author:
Patricia Bubash received her M.Ed. from the University of Mo. – St.Louis with an emphasis in counseling and testing. For more than thirty years she worked in the school setting as a teacher, counselor, community college instructor, and parent advocate. Her passion has been working with students and their families. Mrs. Bubash has served on several boards, one that specifically worked with children of divorce. She spends her time writing articles for a variety of websites, on topics including divorce and remarriage. Her book, Successful Second Marriages, is on Amazon. www.successfulsecondmarriages.com