Much to the dismay of their adoring fans, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced they’d be divorcing in 2015. In fact, the summer of 2015 was the “summer of celebrity divorce”, with a near record number of stars taking steps to end their marriages. Some of the splits were easily predicted, while others came as a surprise. Along with the shock untold numbers of fans felt comes a little bit of hope, and some “to do’s” and “not to do’s” when it comes to getting divorced. One of the worst parts of divorce is how quickly an issue can escalate, but if you are careful you can put a stop to the emotional roller coaster and move on with your life.
Three ways to escalate issues in a divorce case, as told by Jennifer Garner, include:
- Believing gossip or rumors spread by family or friends. Often times when a couple gets divorced their friends and family weigh in with their opinions. This can quickly escalate and turn into nothing more than idle gossip. If you give in to the temptation to listen to what others have to say about your soon to be ex-spouse, it is not long before you are believing inflated stories. All this does is fuel an already burning emotional fire, which can make for a messy divorce.
- Failing to accept the facts, and your participation in the events that led to the divorce. This is not to say that you should take all the “blame” for the downfall of your marriage, but it is important to recognize where improvement is needed, so you can build stronger relationships in the future and set a good example for your kids.
- Keeping your feelings to yourself and “settling” on a decision too quickly out of fear of conflict. Many times a couple is coming off of hard feelings from their marriage and just want the process to be over. But giving in on important issues can lead to resentment, which in turn can cause you to refuse to compromise when necessary.
We understand how hard it is to go through a divorce without letting your emotions get the best of you. This is why we are here to help guide you to workable solutions, and make sure the end result is in your best interest. Call our office to discuss your case and learn your options.
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