Divorce is a very emotional experience, and anger is very much part of the equation in a typical divorce. It’s easy for emotions to spiral out of control during a divorce, sometimes so out of control that they could have long-term negative consequences. If your spouse is angry, here are some things to keep in mind to help keep the situation under control… which is best for everyone in the long run.
It’s hard to do, but if you can avoid getting angry when your spouse is shouting at you, you’ve gone a long way toward keeping the situation from escalating. It may seem as if you need to forcefully express your opinion, but your spouse will probably not be persuaded to change his mind during a shouting match.
If you have any reason to believe your spouse is capable of physical violence, you need to take steps to protect yourself and your children. Men who are prone to violence are most likely to be violent when a relationship is falling apart. It may be necessary to remove yourself from the situation, but it’s important that you aren’t easy to find. Women’s shelters can provide advice about safe housing.
There are many legal resources to help you if you feel your husband may represent a danger. If you need assistance taking legal action to protect yourself, please contact us immediately!
Having parents that are always arguing is a very frightening situation for kids. It’s especially important to minimize conflict when children are around. And if you have any reason to believe that you and your kids are in danger, don’t hesitate—get in contact with experts who can tell you how to protect yourself and your family. There are many resources that can help you to stay safe and keep your children safe.
If you’re thinking about divorcing your husband, we understand the stress you are likely experiencing. Please contact us at (904) 241-0012 if you’d like to discuss your options!