Have you ever had an emotionally charged conversation that felt more like a rap battle than a method to communicate?
When it comes to divorce, emotions are at an all-time high. Living in that emotional survival mode makes every conversation carry the potential of sparking a negative reaction from one party or the other.
When is the last time you had an immediate reaction to something your ex said and you regretted it later? Often those instant reactions to sensitive topics can be spoken without thought to the long-term effects of our words.
Learning the difference between a response and a reaction allows us to practice a habit of taking back our power when it comes to our emotional well-being and our decision-making.
In this episode, I’m revealing the strategies you need to know to make a habit of responding vs. reacting to negative conversations.
So many couples are working within very close proximity with one another these days that is it challenging to create space or leave the house. And your home is probably feeling especially small if you are someone contemplating divorce or just started the process and are still living your your soon-to-be-ex.
Either way, many people are considering if NOW is the right time to file or if this is the decision they still want to make. While you shouldn’t rush to make an impulsive decision just because your spouse may be annoying to you, I want to share 4 tips on what you can do now to help you decide if and when the time is right for you - aka move forward.
1. Free writing/Journaling:
I love to journal and free write! Why? Because it helps me sort through what I feel AND let's me say things I would never say out loud. You might ask yourself questions like why do I want a divorce? What am I most scared about...