When the relief of finally being separated from your ex and on the road to divorce has begun to settle in, you may breathe a sigh of relief at the thought that you will not need to communicate much more. However, if the two of you have shared children together in Texas, it might be worth your while to reassess your initial thoughts.
Co-parenting or sharing custody of your children with your ex, however that may look, will undoubtedly require you to communicate on a frequent basis with the person you have been determined to never talk to again. While it may be difficult to lay aside your dislike, understanding the tactics that can support you in this effort is imperative to your ability to relearn how to communicate with your ex in a manner that is cordial and respectful. Your efforts to do this will undoubtedly have many positive effects on the functionality and synergy of the custody relationship you have.
According to LiveAbout, there are several things that you can implement in the way you communicate with your ex that can assist you in developing a positive relationship that can benefit your children. These include the following:
- Communicate consistently and make sure that both of you share a mutual understanding of your custody arrangement.
- When your ex has done something that has left you feeling frustrated, practice self-control from reacting right away.
- Maintain a realistic perspective and practice positive thinking.
- If you make a promise with your ex or your children, be honorable in keeping it.
- Be considerate and kind in the way you communicate with your ex.
The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.