Regardless of how civil or amicable you want your divorce to be, disagreements are inevitable. Knowing how to calm anger in divorce could be your key to resolving these disagreements and staying out of the courtroom.
When you're negotiating over the division of assets and how to parent together, and the hurt and pain are fresh and raw, it's hard to approach this simply as a business negotiation. It's easy to let all the past history bubble up into angry outbursts.
Those angry exchanges can continue long after the divorce is final when you're parenting together.
Are there things you can do to calm your SBTX's anger?
If you're uncomfortable around anger, is it possible to stop yourself from walking away, withdrawing?
What if it's you who's angry? Is it healthy to get angry? How can you stop yourself from directing your anger at other people?
Joining Mandy to explore this Conversation is attorney, mediator and peacemaker Douglas Noll. Doug coaches people as diverse as Fortune 500 company executives and inmates in maximum security prisons. He is the author of De-Escalate: How To Calm An Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less.
Visit Mandy's Since My Divorce blog for a synopsis of this Conversation.