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Are you making your divorce worse?

If the old saying holds true, then it takes two to tango. In the case of a contentious divorce, however, it often seems as though your ex is making your life more difficult because of their actions. Have you ever considered your Maryland divorce could be more unpleasant because of your own actions? Experts in the field say that you, too, can improve your attitude in order to make your divorce less bitter.

First, consider whether you are constantly complaining about your ex-spouse. If you find yourself bad-mouthing your ex to an extraordinary extent, consider revamping your personal dialogue. Yes, your ex might be frustrating your efforts to obtain a speedy divorce, but simply talking about the problem will do little to help. Instead, focus on actions that can be taken to speed up the legal processes. If you continue to dwell on the negative aspects of your divorce, you are sure to make those around you miserable.

If your personal dialogue stinks, then your general attitude is probably unpleasant, as well. If you find yourself forgetting to smile or enjoy your life, you may need to reconsider your emotional priorities. Bring a positive attitude to the divorce negotiations, and you are more likely to receive the desired result. On a related note, people with good attitudes tend to be more flexible, polite and better at "keeping their cool." Maintaining a level head throughout the divorce is definitely an asset.

Finally, remember that divorce is not about keeping score. The important part is severing ties with your spouse as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you insist on maintaining a negative attitude, you could be destined to suffer through an unpleasant breakup.

Every divorce proceeding is different, but you can make your split more bearable by keeping a positive attitude and hiring a competent attorney. A good family lawyer can help you get through your divorce with little emotional and financial loss. Consult an experienced professional today to learn more about your options.

Source:, "Signs you make your divorce bitter" Marina Sbrochi, Jun. 20, 2013

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