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Can you and your ex remain amicable post-divorce?

On Behalf of | Feb 8, 2022 | Property Division

Realizing that a relationship is no longer working can be tough on all parties. After exploring all possibilities, divorce may be your only feasible option. While this process can be challenging, there are ways to get through it and keep conflict to a minimum.

But what happens once the divorce procedure has reached its conclusion? Do you and your ex simply go your separate ways? Or can you remain friends as you both move forward?

Don’t fret over the past

Many former spouses go on to remain amicable after divorce. However, this is typically dependent on not arguing about what went wrong in the past. For an amicable relationship to be possible, it is important that former spouses accept that the relationship is over, and what’s done is done. There is little benefit to either party in forensically analyzing where things went wrong. When divorce is viewed from the standpoint of an opportunity for a fresh start, and a chance to rebuild a friendship, ex’s will be able to remain on good terms.

Find that common ground

While there may be subjects that you will never agree on, parents tend to always have one thing in common, and that’s the best interests of their children. There is no benefit for children to see their parents at odds with one another. In fact, this can be an impairment to their development. If you put their needs first, you and your former spouse will always have a common ground on which to work from, and your children will see that difficult issues are still being tackled as a family.

Staying on good terms with your ex can be challenging, but there are a number of benefits to this, especially for the children. As you make the transition into life after divorce, make sure that you are fully aware of your legal rights in Kentucky.