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Suggestions to prevent your divorce from being high-conflict

If your marriage is marred by disagreement, bitterness and unhappiness, you and your spouse may have considered a divorce. What you should remember is that divorce, while a viable solution, is often a process that requires emotional strength, humility and a resolve to remain courteous. If you do not incorporate those behaviors, your divorce can quickly become full of conflict and anger. At Fabio + Merrill, we understand the complexities of divorce proceedings in Texas.

According to the Huffington Post, if you and your spouse are manipulative, unwilling to compromise, deceitful, quick to blame and unempathetic, your divorce may be prolonged and significantly more bitter. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce the chances of things proceeding in a tumultuous manner. These include the following:

  • Set boundaries: Do not allow yourself to be taken advantage of. Create healthy and respectful boundaries. This can be done by communicating with your ex only when required, keeping correspondences brief and designating specific times to work on divorce assignments.
  • Find support: If you utilize your support system from the start, you may feel empowered, validated and motivated. There are certainly other people who have gone through similar circumstances and they may be able to provide you with helpful insight and support.
  • Remain realistic: It can be easy to be overcome by little details that cloud your perspective of reality. Do your best to remain realistic and focused on the big picture.
  • Be mature: While you may be dealing with a person who is disrespectful or bent on winning, do your best to stay strong. Do not overreact, respond with anger or be irrational. 

By incorporating these behaviors into your routine, you may experience reduced conflict as your divorce proceeds. For more information about family law, visit our web page. 

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