Controlling Impulses and Kindness

June 29th, 2015

With all of the emotions surrounding divorce, it can be easy to fall into a habit of focusing on anger instead of your children. The next series of posts will discuss some tips you and your ex can use to move forward.

The first thing you may want to consider is to practice impulse control. Regardless of your relationship, sometimes it can be easy to get annoyed when dealing with your co-parent. The result of this can be to be hasty with your actions and words, which may not be the best thing if your child is nearby. Escalating conflict in front of your children can lead to anxiety and stress, making matters worse for everyone.

Kindness can be a great option, especially if you are finding yourself angry often. If you can focus on being kind, even in the event of extreme anger, you may find that your ex responds in the same way. This can be difficult when you are feeling frustrated by either the actions or inaction of your co-parent, but self control might show your willingness to overlook flaws and make the situation more manageable.

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