After a divorce, you and your spouse have to continue to come together for your children. For many couples, communication wears down during the marriage and it becomes more complicated following the divorce.
If you need assistance communicating with your ex, USA Today suggests using apps to stay in touch.
Creates a safe place to communicate
Some people have difficulty talking on the phone or in person. Technology allows you to communicate via text, e-mail or private forums. When you communicate electronically, you have more time to think about what you have to say. If something your spouse says frustrates you, you can take time to calm down and consider your response, so you do not exacerbate the situation.
In addition, an app can save all of your conversations. For example, if you speak in person and your ex threatens you or refuses to cooperate, you may be unable to prove it. However, an app keeps track of your conversations to hold everyone accountable.
Tracks expenses and receipts
Financial arguments may continue following a divorce. If you and your spouse argue over child support or the general expenses for your children, you may want to use technology to track expenses and upload receipts. When you track finances, you have the ability to show your spouse how much you spend and how much child-rearing costs. Tracking expenses keeps everything fairer.
Marks important dates and appointments
It can be difficult to keep track of different dates and appointments. Instead of having to call and remind your spouse of doctor’s appointments or special events involving your children, you can keep a calendar between the two of you. A shared calendar allows both of you to add important dates to keep track of.
When it comes to technology, there are a variety of apps that simplify communication between you and your ex.