If you think that there is no point in maintaining a civil relationship with your ex, then you are gravely mistaken. Not working towards having this kind of relationship is probably the second biggest failure you would ever do next to parting ways.
Why is it Important to Maintain a Civil Relationship with Your Ex?
For yourself – You may have crashed and burned after the divorce and this is definitely not the time to engage yourself into another fierce battle. Give yourself a break. No more fighting. One reason you went through divorce is to end all the brawling and disagreement. Try to see the bigger picture and remember that harboring anger within is not healthy for you. It’s not only going to make you unhappy, it would also affect your physical health, and your social responsibilities.
For the kids – It is important that kids are given great consideration before, during, and after parting ways. If there’s anyone who needs divorce help next to you, it is your kids. Keeping an open communication with your former partner will enable you both to take care of the kids better. On the other hand, when the children see that you are keeping a harmonious relationship with each other, they would feel less stressed. They would also feel secured knowing that they still have both of you—only in different houses.
For your family—Marriage is not only between two people. If you think that you and your ex partner are the only ones who went through the pains of separation, think again. Bear in mind that your families were the ones happy before your union. Imagine how devastated they may have been too, after getting the news of your marriage failing. Being civil with your ex will make it easier for both families to be civil with each other, too. At least they would be less awkward to greet each other when they accidentally meet somewhere.