4 Ways Divorced Parents Can Improve Their Communication

Some divorcing couples think that once the final papers are signed, they’ll never have to speak to their spouse again. For parents, it doesn’t quite work like that. Parents getting divorced tend to transition from living together and seeing each other every day to simply talking to each other every day and coordinating schedules. It isn’t quite the clean break that some couples would prefer.

It can be frustrating to feel like so much of your life post-divorce relies on communicating with your ex. If you’re feeling that way, it’s time to work on how you can minimize your amount of communication and maximize what you get out of it. Here are our 4 communication tips for divorced parents:

Focus On the Children

Remember that you and your ex-spouse have one goal in common: giving your children the best life possible. When you disagree on the pathway to achieving that goal, it is only because you are both so passionate about making it there. No matter how your relationship operated previously, now it only needs to remain focused on caring for your children.

Communicate More Clearly

Here’s a valuable tip: communicate more clearly, not more often. Put effort into your communication so it can be immediately clear and purposeful. Once you are on the same page, there is no need to spend extra time hashing out the small details. Lead with what you need to say, and keep it to that.

Take Your Time

During divorce and after, it can help to keep your communication with your ex primarily in writing. Obviously it is helpful to have a record of it, but more than that, it allows you to take your time with your response rather than rushing into anything. Don’t respond out of impulse. Instead, take the time to keep things respectful.

Be Flexible

Look, we know that this one isn’t easy. We know how frustrating it can be. However, if you can be flexible in some ways, it can pay off massively for you. Know which battles to pick and what to be chill about. Understand that your ex is a human being and sometimes plans are going to go awry. We are not saying you have to let everything go – but letting some things go once in a while might work out in your favor in the long run.

Get the Help You Need

At the Law Offices of Ray Garcia, P.A., we know that divorce is never easy. When you are struggling with family legal matters, you need help you can depend on. To talk to someone who cares, contact the Law Offices of Ray Garcia, P.A. today! We can help!

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