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Rising Above: Effective Techniques for Dealing with a Difficult Ex

By September 7, 2023September 13th, 2023Agreements, Child Custody, Child support, Collaborative, Divorce, Mediation
Techniques for Dealing with a Difficult Ex

Dealing with a difficult ex-partner can be challenging, especially if there are lingering negative emotions and unresolved issues. To help you remember a few effective techniques to rise above the drama when Dealing With a Difficult Ex, follow Jacobson Family Law’s C-R-I-S-P communication:

CLEAR: Establish clear and healthy boundaries with your ex. Define what kind of communication is acceptable, whether it is via text, email, or a parenting communication app, and stick to it. This can help reduce unnecessary conflicts and emotional turmoil.

RESPECTFUL: When you need to communicate with your ex about practical matters (such as shared responsibilities or co-parenting), do so calmly and respectfully. Stick to the topic at hand and avoid bringing up past conflicts or placing blame.

INFORMATIVE: All of your communications with your ex should be informative to ensure that everything is clear and documented. This can prevent misunderstandings and future conflicts.

SUCCINCT: Keep the communications between you and your ex-spouse brief. Limiting communication can prevent potential arguments and rekindling of negative emotions.

PROFESSIONAL: Ensure that your communications are professional and not personal. Remember that the goal is to improve your co-parenting relationship for the benefit of your children. Additionally, anything you put in writing can potentially be used in future litigation.

Remember that healing takes time, and it’s okay to prioritize your well-being. Every situation is unique, so tailor these techniques to your specific circumstances. If you are looking for Effective Techniques for Dealing with a Difficult Ex, Jacobson Family Law offers carefully curated Co-Parenting Email Templates. To purchase Jacobson Family Law’s Co-Parenting Email Templates, click HERE.

If you would like to speak with an experienced family law attorney that can help you navigate co-parenting issues, contact Jacobson Family Law today at 443-741-1147 or Schedule an Appointment on our website.