While you and your current spouse decided it was good that you divorce, you also decided it was good to remain together in your marital home in Pennsylvania. Do you know how to survive together during your divorce?
Divorce Magazine offers tips for navigating living with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse under the same roof. Learn how to make the most of this chapter of your life.
Share the news with your children
Just as you told your kids about the divorce, tell them about your decision to remain in the same house together. If you have small children, tell them that you and the other parent are more comfortable living and sleeping in separate rooms.
Take care of yourself
Now is an ideal time to be selfish and do what you want to do. You can engage in your favorite activities and hobbies without checking with your spouse first. Indulge in self-care to get ahead of stress and take care of your mental health.
Figure out finances
Do you feel that your past arrangements for paying bills and handling all other financial obligations works still work right now? If not, decide how you want to change things up. Either way, no one should make major financial decisions or changes without informing the other person.
View each other as business partners
Depending on how well you and your current partner get along, you may need to shift your communication style. Treating your soon-to-be-ex more like a business partner or co-worker may make your lives easier. During interactions, remove all emotion from the equation and stick to the facts. You may be more comfortable communicating via text message or email for now.
Living with your spouse during a divorce does not have to be miserable. The right tips can help you keep your sanity and peace of mind.