Divorce can naturally trigger negative emotions. Feelings of anger, resentment, and bitterness are expected. While there is no guaranteed way to go through a divorce without experiencing some negative emotions, there are ways to help cope.
Emotionally tense divorces are not only harder to deal with on a personal level, they negatively impact your children as well. Children experiencing an angry divorce can also develop anger, depression, and behavioral changes. These issues could come up during parenting time planning. Here are some tips to handle the situation:
Communicate in writing
There are things you may wish to say during an angry divorce, but not all of them should come out. Instead of having heated telephone conversations or in-person battles, communicating in writing may help you create some space.
When it’s time to exchange children, and an issue arises, you might find success by asking for time to think and then responding via text or email. Written communication gives you time to think about the importance of the topic and respond to points that matter.
Keep issues on a focused task
Ohio custody is based on the best interest of the child. Keeping your conversations focused solely on that concept could help productive communication. Aim for solutions without delving into the “blame game.”
Making a parenting plan
If you’re facing a divorce in Ohio and emotions are tense, learning more about complex divorce issues could help protect your legal rights regarding parenting time.