Singer Katy Perry and actor Russell Brand, one of Hollywood’s quirkiest couples, finalized their divorce this month that Brand filed for in December. According to MTV.com, the couple married in India, and split on good terms, despite all the cameras. Brand has been forthcoming about the divorce on Ellen DeGeneres’ Talk Show and on ITV1s “Lorraine” show. Perry has said that she hopes her acceptance of Brand’s filings inspires her fans to move on from divorce.
Not all couples are as lucky to end on amicable terms. Many couples seek therapy at the end of their marriage for help going through a divorce. According to the Independent, “professional counselors no longer necessarily aim to glue you both back together like a broken vase. They want what is best for both of you, and they may help both of you to deal with the divorce in a more rational and civilized way.” This is especially true if one party isn’t quite ready to call it quits.
Having both couples agree with divorce is crucial for going through a “good” divorce. The most important step to take to making the process as amicable as possible is to stop arguing. Even if it’s difficult not to blow off steam to your friends, refraining from discussing the details with shared close friends is important to remember. Not only will most of your friends feel uncomfortable, chances are it’ll get back to your soon-to-be ex.
If children are involved, the divorce must be approached not as an ending, but as the beginning of a new relationship. Working out details about co-parenting can help the overall process go more smoothly, for the children as well as yourselves.
If you or someone you know is going through a divorce, contact an experienced Chicago-area divorce attorney today.
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