Communication serves as one of the highest matters of importance during and after a divorce. Of course, you and your ex-spouse likely have your own set of issues when it comes to proper communication that can make it hard to navigate these already tricky waters.
You may want to stay in touch with one another, or you may want to break off direct contact entirely. What works best for you may not work best for other divorced couples, and vice versa. So how do you know what will serve your interests?
Pros and cons of communication
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention take a look at common statistics related to divorce in the nation. For example, 782,000 couples ended their marriage in 2018 alone. Of these couples, some chose to continue communication while others broke things off. What you choose depends on what benefits you and what your overall situation can support.
First, you will notice pros and cons of continuing to have communication and contact with your ex-spouse. For example, if the two of you still have custody matters to work out, discussing some issues with them may come back to haunt you later in court. This is especially true because a partner could use voice recordings or text messages against you.
Every bit counts
However, some people have succeeded in making their divorce less complicated due to talking things out with their ex-spouse. Even if you cannot attain the level of cooperation needed for a collaborative divorce, even a little communication can go a long way.
If you struggle with civil discussions but still need to uphold communication for the time being for whatever reason, consider relying on a professional mediator or on legal experts to speak on your behalf.