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Communicating better with your ex

North Carolina couples who are divorced might be wondering why they still need to be communicating with their exes. After all, they divorced their exes for a reason. Obviously, communication wasn't that great in their marriage, or they would still be married. There are reasons why it is important to communicate with your ex, especially when there are children involved.

Communicating with exes can prove difficult sometimes, especially if a contentious divorce and bitter feelings were involved. However, people have three primary choices for how they can deal with their exes after their divorce. The first option that people can take is to change their situation. They can do this by treating their exes with the same pleasantness that they treat a stranger like a cashier at the grocery store.

The next option that they can select is to cut off all contact with their ex entirely. Maybe their emotions are still too high to even have verbal contact with their ex. In those cases, they can restrict communication solely to important matters like school, visitation and activities, and they can communicate these issues via text messages or through their attorneys.

Then, they could just accept their situations. Sometimes this may prove to be the best solution for all parties involved. If individuals can accept the fact that their exes may never change their ways and learn how to ignore snide remarks, bad behavior and sarcastic tones, then it may help them move on.

Family law attorneys might be able to help people who are going through a divorce communicate the issues they need to discuss in a more civilized manner than they would have otherwise. They might always be able to help them come to terms with issues such as child custody and division of property.

Source: Huffington Post, "3 Ways to Communicate Better With Your Ex", Honoree Corder, August 02, 2013

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