Depending on your current financial health and your life circumstances, it may not be easy for you or your ex-spouse to move out of the marital home. The two of you agreed to remain in the house together, but you may struggle to do so harmoniously.
Divorce Magazine offers words of advice that could help. Learn how to make the most of your current situation.
Change how you communicate
Depending on the events and situations that led to your divorce, you may have a hard time speaking to and communicating with your ex. While living together, consider using text messages and emails to relay information. To lower the chance of conflict, only stick to the facts and the most vital information in your messages; leave your emotions out of the equation.
Let your children in on the news
Depending on how much your children know about your split, they may have a hard time understanding your new living arrangement. If you have young children, tell them you and the other parent are now more comfortable living in different rooms. Older children could handle the full truth of their new reality.
Focus on financial matters
Bill collectors do not care about your living situation, they want you to continue paying your bills. You and your former spouse must work together to figure out how you want to keep paying for home insurance, internet bills, utilities, your mortgage and other household bills. The arrangement you had when married could still work, or you may need to create a new system. From now own, neither of you should make major changes to bills or payment methods without consulting the other.
Living with your ex for the foreseeable future does not have to be a nightmare. Use these suggestions to learn how to navigate this new chapter of your life.