The Huffington Post asked its readers to share a piece of advice that was truly helpful when they were going through their divorce. Below are a few of the general themes covered along with our own thoughts. However, if you want to read the original article by Brittany Wong, click here.
- Take the high road. This includes anything from avoiding talking negatively about your ex in front of your children (including social media), keeping your emotions under control while in court and remember to act in a way that you can be proud of when the divorce has been finalized.
- Understand that it is okay to be hurt. Take time to mourn the end of your marriage. Once you have done this, however, make the decision to let go of any bitterness because it does you and your kids no good for you to hang onto it.
- Find a really good friend you can vent to and that will be brutally honest with you. When you are tempted to call your ex, call that friend instead. You will need somebody to be your voice of reason.
- It is important to focus on your children, but it is equally important to focus on yourself too. Be sure that you are in control during the divorce process and that there are boundaries.
- Think about what is really important – your children – and try to remember the rest is just “stuff.” Also, do your best to ignore rumors.
- Finally, our favorite piece of advice was to “Let go and let your lawyer do their job.” It’s okay to let us be the “bad guy” in the negotiations, if necessary. We have the experience and the objectivity to know what is in your best interests.As your legal representative, the Men’s Divorce Law Firm provides its clients with both strength and sensitivity.
If you need assistance with your divorce, contact the Men’s Divorce Law Firm today. Our approach to family law is quite simple: we listen to you; we return your calls promptly; we keep you prepared and informed; we respect your time; we understand your concerns; and, most importantly, we care.