Ask Away...: Keep Calm: How Not To Lose Your Cool When A Relationship Breaks Down

Monday, January 16, 2017

Keep Calm: How Not To Lose Your Cool When A Relationship Breaks Down

I think that anyone who enters into a marriage will intend for it to last. But it is a sad fact that divorce rates are rising, and more people are giving up on their relationships. There are many reasons for this, and everyone who has a relationship that breaks down will wholeheartedly believe it is the right thing to leave than work things out. It’s a personal choice.


But on the same subject of things being our personal choices, how we react is down to us as well. Relationships can spark emotions, so there is no surprise that one breaking down can equally obtain an emotive response. Emotions such as anger, upset and feeling hurt can all take over. But, whatever your situation may be, it’s vital to keep your cool throughout the process to ensure that each party can move on with their lives as best they can. So keep calm and take on board some of these tips to help you do that.

Get yourself a decent lawyer

When a marriage breaks down and is unresolvable, there is a hefty amount to be sorted through. So one of the first ports of action would be to get a decent family lawyer. Not only can they help with the financial side of things and legally sort through the split, but they can also mediate between you both and resolve custody and family issues.

Remain amicable even through the toughest times

For whatever reason, no matter how hard it is, always try and remain amicable throughout the entire process. Especially if there are children involved. The last thing anyone wants is divorce proceedings to get nasty, bitter and even personal. I know this can be a difficult pill to swallow if you feel betrayed in some way, but it’s better for you to be amicable and take the higher ground.

Always leave the line of communication open

Communication is key and is one of the main factors of making a relationship work, but even though you are getting divorced you still have some sort of tie to one another throughout the divorce proceedings. It is now more important than ever to keep the line of communication open. Even if it is between the two lawyers.

Allow yourself personal time to come to terms with things

A breakdown of marriage, family unit or any relation for that matter is going to affect you emotionally. Which can than have a knock on effect on your wellbeing, your mindset and physically. So allow yourself some personal time to take care of yourself and come to terms with a new chapter of your life.

Compartmentalize the process

Finally, take each step of the process in your stride. Don’t try and overstep and get ahead of yourself too quickly. There is a lot of detail and fact shared throughout this time frame, and you need to ensure that you are fully on board.

I hope these tips help you if you are struggling with a marriage breakdown.

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