Your experience in separation and divorce is likely not like driving a car on a straight road. There are bumps and hurdles and some hairpin turns, likely. So, what makes us able to navigate the unanticipated turns gracefully enough to pull away when disaster may otherwise strike? That really depends upon you. Staying alert in divorce is surely important but managing stress and allowing yourself time to decompress too. Many factors depend upon the relationship and mindset you have with and about your STBX (soon to be ex). It may be possible to cooperate around issues involve money and kids or just the opposite. Whatever the case, having a plan and a way to cope is essential.
You will not be able to successfully predict everything that will happen in your separation and divorce. You can predict how you will manage a response. Even when you find yourself initially surprised, alarmed and even disappointed, it’s important to find a way to maintain balance and a calm facade for your kids and your STBX (even when your good friends may see another side of you). How can you do this? There are four steps to making this happen:
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