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Tips for a Peaceful Divorce

August 29, 2015

Peaceful DivorceA failed marriage can result in pain, hurt feelings, anger and resentment. The way that you approach the entire divorce process can play a big role in how you and your children are able to cope and ultimately Thrive After Divorce is final. A Peaceful Divorce is possible as long as you pay attention to the Children’s Best Interest and take steps to Reduce Conflict, be Fair and Realistic throughout the process. Johnson Mediation is a wonderful resource for guiding couples as they navigate the legal and emotional aspects of divorcing and moving on to the next stage in life. We provide services including Couples Support, Parents Forever Classes and Co-Mediation.

Ways to Make Divorce More Peaceful

In many Minnesota divorce cases both parties have the ability to reach a peaceful resolution to their marriage. When there are children involved the reasons to try to make this happen are that much more important. It may be helpful to remember that your marriage probably started out happy and that no matter what took place within the marriage you deserve to move forward and have a happy, fulfilling life.

The following are Tips for Having a Peaceful Divorce:

  • Resolve Conflicts Fairly
    • Avoid digging up old hurt during disagreements with your spouse.
    • Avoid arguing in front of the children.
    • Avoid placing blame for the failed relationship on either party.
  • Put the Needs of the Child or Children First
    • Work out a parenting time schedule that works best for the child.
    • Look for a therapist to intervene if the child is struggling.
    • Never speak badly of the child’s other parent.
  • Enlist the help of a trained professional.
    • Couples support services can help you to navigate through both the legal and emotional aspects of divorce.
    • Parents Forever Classes provide assistance with handling issues related to parenting during and after divorce.
    • Co-Mediation services provide a team approach to finding positive conflict resolution during divorce.
  • Don’t Keep a Scorecard of Who Did What
    • Don’t engage in a game of one upmanship with your ex-spouse.
    • Don’t give in to jealousy or competition on possessions or friends.
  • Be Honest With Yourself in Regards to Your Emotions
    • Accept that not every day will be easy while on your journey.
    • Recognize that it is okay and normal to feel a range of emotions.
  • Accept that the Marriage is Over and Let Go Of Resentment
    • Happiness will be much easier to find if you let go of the past.
    • Take charge and look forward to the next chapter of your life.
  • Learn to Forgive Your Own Part in Why the Relationship Failed
    • Don’t let yourself obsess over mistakes.
    • Take an honest look at your role in issues that ultimately resulted in divorce and forgive yourself for shortcomings and mistakes.

Co-Mediation and Couples Support Services

At Johnson Mediation we believe in working with couples to find a Peaceful Resolution during divorce. Taking the right approach can result in a Peaceful Divorce and easier Shared Parenting as you move forward. We provide services including Co-Mediation, Couples Support and Parents Forever Classes that can be a wonderful resource as you transition and Thrive After Divorce.

Contact Johnson Mediation for assistance in navigating through a Peaceful Divorce Resolution. Use our Online Form or Call (952) 401-7599.

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