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Maintain a healthy communication during and after divorce in Louisiana

On Behalf of | Oct 21, 2022 | Family Law

Communication is often one of the most challenging aspects of divorce in Louisiana, but it is also one of the most important. If you and your ex can learn to communicate effectively, divorce will be easier for both of you. So, how do you communicate effectively during and after a divorce? Make an effort to have regular, brief communication, don’t use the children, don’t assume your ex’s feelings and remain respectful.

Make it regular and brief

While avoiding communication with your ex might be tempting, this is not a good idea. If you have children together, you will need to communicate regularly. However, keeping these communications brief and to the point is best.

Don’t use the children as a pawn

One of the worst things you can do during and after a divorce is to use your children as a pawn in your communication with your ex. Using your children as messengers will only serve to alienate your children and make the divorce process even more difficult for the entire family.

Don’t make assumptions

Another mistake people often make when communicating with their ex is making assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling. If you want to communicate with your ex effectively, you need to be willing to ask questions and listen to the answers.

Be respectful

Finally, always being respectful when communicating with your ex is crucial. Even if you are no longer married, this person is still the parent of your children. Divorce can be a difficult and emotional time for everyone involved, so it is essential to try to keep things as civil as possible.

While every divorce is different, some general tips can help you communicate effectively with your ex. Remember to keep communication regular and brief, avoid using the children as pawns, and be respectful. By following these tips, you can make the divorce process a bit easier for everyone involved.