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Healthy divorce: cooperating with your spouse

There are many negative stereotypes about divorce. People might think divorce is messy and involves heated arguments between spouses.

Sometimes this is true, but it is not always the case. There are ways you and your spouse can have a “healthy” divorce, one that is better for your family, without too many complications.

Here are a few ways you can make your divorce smoother:


While talking to your spouse might not be your favorite activity right now, it is an important part of a smooth divorce process. Open communication can create a more welcoming environment for discussing your divorce.

Communicating with your children during the process is another crucial part of a healthy divorce. Your children should be aware of what is happening and what the process will be like. Include them in family discussions. This will make the divorce easier on them as well.


Going through mediation is another way to make your divorce process smoother. Courtroom debate can get heated very fast and make tempers flare. Mediation is a much calmer option for deciding how to proceed with your divorce, divide assets and figure out child custody.

A mediator can help work out disputes between you and your spouse in a neutral, calm manner. Mediation can benefit both parties and prevent a messy court battle.

Divorce can be a large undertaking, but you do not want it to affect your family too negatively. There are many ways to make your divorce as healthy as possible. Staying calm and cooperating with your spouse can make the process easier on everyone.

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