A high-conflict divorce can take a heavy toll on everyone involved and prolong the process. If your spouse is determined to make this a difficult situation for you, there is nothing you can do to change their behavior, but there are certain steps you can take to minimize the damage. Continue reading for some helpful tips on how to navigate a high-conflict divorce.
Getting Through a Difficult Divorce
If your spouse is always trying to turn every matter in your divorce into an all-out battle, it is undoubtedly weighing on you and causing a lot of stress and frustration during an already emotionally charged experience.
Here are some tips that can help get you through it:
- Limit how much you communicate with your spouse and do not engage in a conversation if the tone is disrespectful or if you believe you are being bullied. It is important to set these boundaries early on. If necessary, only respond to your spouse when it comes to child-related matters or other legal matters that require communication.
- Self-care is important no matter how easy or challenging your divorce may be, but it is particularly crucial in a high-conflict divorce. Try to maintain a healthy diet, stay active, and get enough rest. The better your body feels, the better you will feel.
- Consider hiring a therapist to work through your emotions. All of the pressure you are under with your divorce can affect your mental health and a therapist can help you develop healthy coping mechanisms, so you can more smoothly navigate it.
- If you have children, you will still have to be in each other’s lives. However, you do not necessarily have to co-parent if there is too much hostility and tension between you. Instead, consider parallel parenting, which involves very minimal direct contact. Oftentimes, warring spouses choose this type of parenting until after they are able to let go of their hurt feelings and resentment.
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If you are divorcing your spouse in a high-conflict divorce, you should not hesitate to seek skilled legal counsel to help you navigate it. At Arnel Law Firm, our family law team is committed to helping families navigate some of the most difficult and complex cases. With more than 35 years of experience, you can count on us to protect your interests.
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