October 28, 2019 7 minutes to read ∙ 1700 words

Practicing Family Law with Civility: Self-Care for Clients

By Elise F. Buie

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When I meet with family law clients during a particularly challenging divorce, I stress that behaving with civility is closely tied to taking better care of yourself. You set the tone for the relationships you have with others. People will match the energy you give off. That includes your ex. When you have a difficult ex, you may feel compelled to act difficult, too. After all, this person has caused you quite a lot of grief, so why should you not give that troublemaker a taste of his or her own medicine?

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