Divorce is stressful. If you’re moving closer to one, or involved in one already, you know this very well. What you may not know is that there are a few easy ways to remove some of the stress from the process.
First of all, you and your spouse may want to use email to communicate. This way, you can still stay in touch and work together, but you don’t have to have any painful, emotional conversations. Email adds a layer between you so that it’s easy to communicate quickly and in a civil fashion.
It’s also wise to keep complete records of everything that you can. This could mean agreements your spouse makes, the parenting plan you decide to use, and any expenses that come from the divorce or from taking care of your children.
Remember that your spouse is still your children’s parent, just like you are. Some people even recommend taking your spouse’s name out of your cell phone and writing “co-parent” instead. This is just a nice little reminder that you need to focus on what is really important: your kids.
Housecleaning can also help with divorce. Get rid of things that always bring up memories of your marriage or your spouse. The more you have those things around you, the more you dwell on it and stress out about it.
Finally, you need to come to terms with the fact that, for the good of your children, you and your spouse will always be a team. You may not always get along, but you have to keep the children as your point of focus.
As you do all of this, be sure you also know what legal rights you have in Texas.
Source: The Huffington Post, “7 Small Things That Can Make Divorce A Little Less Stressful,” Brittany Wong, June 09, 2015