Methods to improve communication with your ex

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Divorce on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

Illinois couples who have gotten a divorce might be wondering why they still have to communicate with their ex. However, if they have children involved, then they might have to suffer through some sort of communication with their exes regardless of their emotions.

According to Huffington Post, there are various ways that people can improve their communication with their exes after divorce. The first strategy that they can use is to simply regard their exes as strangers. For example, they can use the same pleasantness when communicating with them that they would use with a cashier at a store.

The next option that people have is to completely cut off all direct contact with their exes, even verbal contact. If they feel they can’t handle communicating with their exes without their emotions getting in the way, then they might want to limit their communication strictly to business such as school, visitation and other activities. They can communicate these issues via text or emails or get a third party like their lawyer to do it for them.

Another option that people have is to simply accept their situation. They can accept that their exes might never change and learn how to ignore any bad behaviors about their exes that bug them like sarcasm and snide remarks. Sometimes this option works best for people with children.

Consulting with a divorce attorney may be able to help couple going through a divorce communicate their issues in a more amicable manner than they would have otherwise. Divorce attorneys may offer people a neutral ground where they can work through their divorce settlements.

Source: Huffington Post, “3 Ways to Communicate Better With Your Ex“, Honoree Corder, August 02, 2013