The end of any marriage is an emotional time for all involved. While you should not bottle up your emotions, you need to ensure they do not get in the way.
Losing control could harm your divorce settlement
If people think you are behaving badly it could count against you when in child custody or financial arrangements. Here are three places to take care:
- A court hearing: A divorce hearing can be one of the most stressful moments in your life. A lot is riding on it. Your behavior during the session could affect the judge’s thinking. They could take any outburst on your part as evidence that you were volatile or violent in your relationship.
- Social media: People often say things on social media that they would not speak to someone in real life. Beware that an outburst against your spouse could work against you. It is usually best to refrain from posting about anything while going through a divorce.
- Day to day life: It can be hard to stop your divorce from spilling into other aspects of your life. It can lead to you getting more frustrated and shouting at a colleague at work or reacting when someone cuts you up while driving home. Watch out that emotional outbursts do not lead to further trouble. Now is not the time to get fired from your job or arrested.
If you are struggling to cope with divorce, seek out friends or even a therapist. If you suspect your spouse may try to push your buttons during the divorce hearing, let your attorney know. Together you can devise a strategy to deal with it.