Hiding the Conflict – A Portland Divorce Attorney’s Advice

July 6th, 2015

Even your divorce is low in conflict, it is not uncommon for there to be tension between you and your almost ex spouse. You children may still sense these feelings and be affected by the changes. It is not unusual for emotions to run hot and cold during the beginning stages of the divorce process. You might feel yourself alternating between feelings of:


  • Hostility
  • Friendliness
  • Detatchment
  • Flirtation
  • Anger
  • Sadness
  • Fear


This can be a very difficult and confusing time for the entire family. Even when you and your ex make the decision to not fight or deal with conflict in front of the children, they may over-hear arguments. This might lead to anxiety or feelings of insecurity. Here are a few ways you might consider dealing with conflict away from the children.


  • Take discussions outside the home. Meeting for lunch or coffee to discuss important conflicts can make sure that children are not around.
  • Take phone calls in the evening when children are asleep.
  • Communicate through email or text.


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