Dealing with stress and the chaos during a divorce or modifications, is expected, however it doesn’t have to control your life.
One of the biggest stresses client’s face is co-parenting during and after divorce. The Parent that was more likely to oversee the children’s schedule is the parent that has more expectation of the other party to run the ship as they would. This is not the case. The other party must figure out their own way of maneuvering the children’s schedule. This is progress. This is what we want to see.
The trick is to understand that your way may not work for the other party by their selves anymore. However, you still can help guide the ship, but it is how you deliver the direction of the guidance.
Suggestion: How do you deliver direction in your business life? Without EMOTION. When texting or emailing the other party, deliver your direction with a business tone. This will ensure the other party does not take offense to your direction and might be more likely to follow your direction. Which in turn will be less stressful for you. Also, the other party may respond back to you in a business tone. Getting in the habit of using this tone with each other could change the direction of communication, which will benefit you successfully.