Going through a divorce is a time of big changes. Some people don’t deal with this well and work hard to make sure that those around them are as miserable as possible. When you’re divorcing someone who can’t find their own happiness or peace, there’s a chance that you’ll end up in a very contentious legal battle. This can add more stress to the divorce if you don’t handle the situation correctly.
As you go through the divorce process with someone who is trying to fight you on everything, remember that you can’t give up on protecting your own interests. They’re going to try to wear you down, so you’ll agree to their demands. This isn’t ever what you should do. Be sure that your attorney is prepared to fight for you if this starts to happen.
Another thing to remember is that your children can be impacted by the constant battling if they hear or see what’s going on. Don’t think that just because you aren’t having arguments right in front of them that they don’t know what’s going on. Children are perceptive, so they may have an idea that something is wrong.
In some cases, it’s best to take a step back from a contentious divorce and determine the direction of your case. Evaluating where things stand and what’s possible may help give you perspective. This is also an opportunity to ensure that you aren’t making decisions based on your emotions. You may realize that the practical decisions are the ones you need to focus on since they’ll likely set you up for you future as a single person.