The divorce is over, but if you have kids, your relationship with your ex is not.

The divorce is over, but if you have kids, your relationship with your ex is not.

As you’re undoubtedly well aware by now, your relationship with your ex does not end just because you’re not living together anymore. In fact, some of the stresses you may have experienced during your marriage, especially conflicts over parenting styles and beliefs, can be exacerbated when you separate. However, your divorce is an opportunity to achieve greater clarity about what you can and can’t control, and to let go of the latter in a way that will improve the quality of your life.

One of the most important things to remember is that you cannot control or change your ex. The only behavior that you can control is your own. It’s possible, and entirely likely, that if you begin treating your ex-spouse with respect you will eventually get more respect in return—but you shouldn’t do it for that reason…

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