Jennifer Abrams on 4 Things You Should Never Say to Your Spouse during a Divorce

“I Never Loved You”

It’s no secret that divorce can be a complex and emotional process. During this time, it’s common for spouses to say things out of anger or hurt that they may later regret. One statement that should always be avoided is telling your spouse, “I never loved you.” This can be incredibly hurtful, but it can also have a lasting impact on your divorce proceedings.

“You’re a Terrible Person; You Ruined My Life”

Like the previous statement, telling your spouse that they ruined your life or that they are a terrible person will not do anything positive for your divorce. It will only make things worse. This will make it harder to get your spouse to focus on important divorce issues as they may be overcome with hurt and anger. It can also damage your relationship with them moving forward, which is particularly concerning if you have minor children together. You and your co-parent will need to communicate and cooperate effectively after your divorce case is over, for the benefit of your child(ren).

“You’ll Regret This; You Have No Idea What’s Coming.”

Making threats is never a good idea. Even though vague threats like “you’ll regret this” or “you have no idea what’s coming” do not rise to the level of warranting an order of protection, they are still ill advised. If there is ever an altercation or allegation of abuse, such statements will be used to bolster the allegations against you.

“The Children Don’t Like You Anyway”

One of the most challenging issues in a divorce matter is agreeing on custody arrangements. If you have minor children, it’s important to remember that they need both parents in their lives. While you may be tempted to align yourself with the children, against your spouse, this isn’t always in the children’s best interest.

Strategies to Help You Control Your Emotions

It’s normal to feel a range of emotions during a divorce, from sadness to anger to relief. However, it’s essential to control your emotions as much as possible. This will help keep the divorce process less stressful and will also be better for you and your children’s mental health in the long run. If you find yourself getting angry or upset, a few strategies can help you regain control of your emotions.

Take some time for yourself

If you start to feel overwhelmed, take some time for yourself. This can be anything from going for a walk, taking a bath, going to the gym, reading a book, or watching your favorite movie.

Talk to a therapist

If you’re struggling to cope with your emotions, talking to a therapist can be incredibly helpful. A therapist can provide you with the tools and support to deal with your feelings healthily.

Final Thoughts

By following these tips, you can help make the divorce process a little easier for you and your children. While a divorce is never easy, it’s important to remember that you can control how you get through it.

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Jennifer Abrams

Jennifer Abrams

Attorney Jennifer V. Abrams is a 20 year veteran in the practice of divorce law. Located in Las Vegas, Nevada.