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Recovering The SelfA Journal of Hope and Healing


We Know It Can Be Difficult: How to be Cordial during a Divorce?

Guest Blogger: Lyndsi Decker

Marriage is a wonderful event. When two people commit to each other, the promise of long, happy lives can make everyone who attends the wedding feel great. Unfortunately, time and events can sometimes damage a marriage beyond repair, and there is never a guarantee of success. While divorce is seen as a terrible event, it can also give people a chance to start over and form a better life. By remaining cordial, the process can move along more smoothly. Here are a few tips for remaining cordial during a divorce.

While it is impossible to keep divorce from becoming personal, it is important to remember that not all actions taken by the other party are the result of personal judgments. Divorces are frightening for both people, and it can be easy to act out of character from time to time. By remembering that the other party’s actions are not a true reflection of their character and their feelings, it can help avoid taking things more personally than is necessary.

Divorces are largely about financial issues. Because of this, many feel that they have an obligation to fight for their future financial security. Those getting a divorce are rarely motivated by greed; they are generally motivated instead by fear of financial difficulties and losing their quality of life. By keeping financial realities in perspective, it can be easier to deal with others who may seem to be aggressive at times.

One of the best ways to remain cordial is to use divorce mediation services. Mediation aims to give both parties a reasonable, fair resolution to the divorce. By staying in mediation and out of the courtroom, it is easier to stay cordial. The mediation sessions can get heated, but they cannot match the amount of vitriol that sometimes arises when both parties are trying to present compelling cases to a judge. It is important to go into mediation with the intent of avoiding the courtroom, and it important to realize that compromise demands some sacrifice from both parties.

Perhaps the best way to stay cordial is to focus on the future. Divorce is the end of one chapter, but it is also the beginning of a new part of life. Divorce is common, and most people feel better after some time has passed. Eventually, those who have been through a divorce will rise out of the pain and begin to feel great again. In many cases, divorce eventually leads to a better life that one experienced while married.

Author Bio

Lyndsi Decker is a freelance writer and has moved consistently over the years. When moving, she stores her things at Extra Space Storage – Fontana and self storage Lancaster. She enjoys photography and walking her dog Jerry.

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