Communicating and dealing with your ex after de facto break up is a given when you have children together. Ex partners who don’t have children sometimes decide to stay in touch with each other. But how do you handle this new relationship with your ex-partner without slipping back into the same old habits of interacting with each other? The answer lies in breaking the emotional ties that have kept you bound to these old habits.
Your separation &/or consent orders is only step one in moving into a new life after a serious break up. The real work starts with the cutting of all emotional, mental and physical ties that still bind you to your ex-partner. This is the real work of a break up recovery: becoming a single woman or man possessed of confidence, self-esteem, and an enthusiasm for life and most important, a complete break from the emotional turmoil that led to your separation in the first place. This article explores strategies that may help you manage your relationship with your ex partner post break up.