Division of assets and property as well as splitting up debt are typical issues when a couple dissolves their marriage. Deciding where the kids will live and what type of visitation schedule to put in place is another important part of divorces with minor children. Less common issues include who gets the family pet, and what happens when you part ways but have common friends. A surprising fact about who remains friends with which spouse is that in most instances the friends are just as unsure how to react as the parties.
The Huffington Post reported on this issue, and has the following tips on how to split the friends when divorcing:
- Talk it over with your soon to be ex.
- Accept that some friendships will not weather the storm of your divorce, and realize that the relationship has run its course. Moving on sometimes requires making changes.
- Communicate your concerns with your friends.
It is also important not to force your friends to pick sides. Doing so will only add to any already existing uneasiness and likely create negative feelings between friends. If your situation is such that it is not possible to talk with your spouse about your concerns over how your friends will fare in the divorce, think about putting your thoughts down on paper. Consider drafting a letter, regardless of whether it is sent. Putting your feelings down on paper can help you to sort through your needs.
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