Divorce, separation and break-ups are hard. They create situations where you have to do things that you normally did not have to do.
A recent fight over the boat brought this lesson home. The parties had a nice boat. Both wanted it. Stereotypes would have you to believe that the Husband was really the Captain and the Wife was posturing. However, you would be wrong. The wife could Captain that boat with the best of them. Somewhat intrigued, I asked why would you Captain the boat. The response was, “What if I did not have someone else to do it? I needed to know how...”
This is why you teach your kids how to change a flat, even in days of AAA and cell phones.
The best advice for today, “Be Your Own Captain!“
Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney in Mississippi and can Captain the ship.
The advice for the Thanksgiving season is for clients to thank those persons that helped them navigate the troubled waters of divorce. This thanks is for family members, friends, and/or anyone who helped them through the process. Those were the ones there for you when you needed them. Thanks.
Matthew Thompson is a Family Law Attorney in the Hospitality State and knows that a little gratitude can go a long way.
The prior posts really dealt with you avoiding bad behavior, or at least bragging about it publicly. But, your obligation to be smart should not stop there.
You should not let your friends post hate or trash either. Using a surrogate does not insulate you from the potential carnage. That well-meaning friend being critical of your ex, or their new squeeze, is a direct reflection of your inner thoughts, even if it’s not!
Ask that your well-meaning friend refrain. That they not post about how evil, vile and repulsive your ex is, about how ugly, inside and out, his/her new soul mate is. They can think it, you will probably even talk about it over Mexican and margaritas, but don’t post it on the Internet.
Matthew Thompson is a family law attorney in Mississippi and uses FaceBook and other social media sites a lot more than you probably realize.