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Do’s and Don’ts of Divorce

By March 29, 2016July 9th, 2021No Comments

Navigating the uncharted waters of divorce can be challenging. To ensure smooth sailing, we suggest you consider the following Do’s and Don’ts:

  • DO show respect to your spouse in front of the children; create an environment in which they have a positive relationship with both of their parents.
  • DON’T discuss the details of the divorce with your children.
  • DO make sure the children know they are not the reason for the divorce.
  • DON’T get legal, financial, or mental health advice from a friend.
  • DO speak for yourself, not your spouse.
  • DON’T criticize the other parent in front of the children.
  • DO allow yourself to heal.
  • DON’T lean on your children for support or validation.
  • DO exercise and eat healthier.
  • DON’T air the details of your divorce on social media.
  • DO take responsibility for your feelings.
  • DON’T allow your feelings to dictate your actions.
  • DO remember that the collaborative process is voluntary.
Tom Seeley

Author Tom Seeley

Tom Seeley is a holistic divorce mediator, attorney, and certified life coach who focuses on helping individuals and couples navigate emotionally challenging times, teaching how to rekindle a relationship that has gone off track or how to unwind a relationship with dignity, respect and the least disruption to families under the circumstance and leaving couples prepared to move forward with their lives with as little emotional baggage as possible.

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