Communication Strategies During DivorcePoor communication – or lack of communication – is one of the most common reasons that a marriage fails. When communication breaks down between a couple, trust can be impacted, and intimacy is difficult to maintain. Divorce is an unfortunate and difficult consequence. If you have decided to move forward with your life apart, then you may be considering divorce. As ironic as it may sound, communication is an important factor in the divorce process. Here are some tips for how to effectively communicate during a divorce:

1. Communication when you are calm: Avoiding interactions with your ex when you are upset or angry will help you stay focused on the issue at hand.
2. Be honest but not mean: Honesty is important but it is also important not to speak with anger or judgement. Try to keep your communication about the issue at hand, rather than all of the problems that pushed you toward the divorce.
3. Focus on the future: Rather than focusing on all of the pain in your past, try focusing on the future. Once you have made the decision to divorce, it really is time to move forward. Focus your communication on the issues that you need to discuss and leave the conflict in the past.
4. Resist posting about your relationships: Social media posts are unnecessary and unhelpful during a divorce. Avoid posting about your divorce, your ex or any new relationship that you have.
5. Establish boundaries: Once you have ended your marriage, you will want to establish boundaries with your ex so that you can control when you communicate and when you do not. Establish whether you want to take phone calls, texts or set up specific times when you will communicate. Then you can focus on that communication and not be taken off guard.

Divorce Support Services In Minnesota

AMS Mediation offers several services that can facilitate good communication during the divorce process. Divorce mediation allows you and your ex to come to solutions about how to settle the terms of your divorce rather than leaving these important decisions in the hands of the courts. Mediation actually stresses positive, productive and effective communication strategies and this can lay a positive foundation for future communication as well. In addition, we also offer a communication coach if you (or your spouse) need some additional support. A communication coach can help you communicate effectively, how to protect your kids from the conflict, how to listen and respond effectively and how to express frustration in a productive way. For more information about our divorce support services, call us at 952-252-1492.

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The safety of clients, ourselves, and colleagues is our top priority while we remain available to assist you as you navigate the new and uncharted territory caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Offering All Services Virtually

While providing virtual ADR services was not part of our plan, we have made the necessary accommodations to ensure we can continue to serve our clients during these unsettling times. All services are currently available through virtually. We are using Zoom for videoconferencing. We suggest that you download this app to your phone or the program to your computer at https://zoom.us/download.

 

Limited In-Person Services

We have resumed limited in-person services for sessions with 1 or 2 participants scheduled for a maximum of 2 hours. Masks are required in our building and in session. Availability is subject to change based on local regulations and CDC guidelines.

 

Office Hours

Our office hours remain the same and we remain available by phone and email. The main office number is 952.252.1492. Gayle can be reached via email at gayle@amsmediationplus.com.

 

New Clients Welcome

We offer free 1-hour divorce consultations via Zoom. Potential PC and PTE clients are invited to schedule a free 15-minute phone call. Please call 952.252.1492 to set up an appointment. We are here to help!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all continue to adapt to these rapidly changing and chaotic times. Stay strong, stay resilient, and stay healthy!

 

Sincerely,
Amber Serwat & Gayle Ladwig
ADR Professional & ADR Assistant

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