For many people, divorce is the only solution once their relationship comes to a point where they can neither agree nor bear to live with each other anymore. It’s a life-changing event that affects the very foundations of the family, and has overreaching side-effects to both partners and their children.
Maintaining a good relationship with your soon-to-be ex-partner is a difficult and an often impossible thing to do. Many people see their ex-spouse as an enemy, but staying as friends, before and after a divorce, is the better way to handle this otherwise difficult time in your lives.
Lessening the Strain of Divorce
Many divorce attorneys note that couples who maintain a good relationship during their divorce often come to a better resolution than couples who maintain considerable distance with one another. Since both parties are working towards a resolution that works for them fairly, the strain of divorce is lessened considerably.
Children and Divorce
The effects divorce has on the couples’ children are also less negative. Children, especially younger ones, don’t exactly fare well during a divorce due to the sudden change and the breakdown of the family unit. If both parents remain friends, the children are more understanding of the current situation and the change to normalcy. As a result, the effect of divorce is not as debilitating.
A Lifelong Friend
Just because a marriage or relationship didn’t work doesn’t mean you can’t remain friends with your ex-spouse or partner. In fact, most people who stay in touch after divorce often develop lifelong friendships. Love never truly dies, and having a friend that understands the hardships and sorrows can help you move on with your own life to a better future even if it’s with someone else.
Staying as friends during and after divorce is difficult, but it isn’t an impossible thing to do. Apart from lessening the strain of divorce for both you and your children, staying on good terms with your soon-to-be ex-partner also means having a good friend you can count on.