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By Hayley Botha, Founder & CEO
Emerge StrongTM Divorce Coaching Services
Across the world, couples facing a separation or divorce were faced with a challenge like no other. That is, isolating with your soon-to-be ex-spouse! Tensions have been rising amid quarantine in the happiest of homes, however, with couples already facing a divorce, things have become unbearable for many.
It’s hard enough going through the challenges that divorce brings, but during the Covid-19 pandemic, couples now found themselves unable to have their cases brought before the courts, attend meetings with their attorneys and many now had to work from home under the same roof as their spouse. The most apparent impact is that most, if not all, courthouses have been closed except for emergencies. This now caused not only a delay in divorces but also applications for support and custody. When lockdown measures were announced, couples that were making plans to divorce were now faced with being in limbo and unable to move forward.
Lockdown can be extremely challenging for couples even when their marriages are in a good place, however, now we have couples unable to leave for work each day and remain in a tension-filled home all day long makes life especially difficult. Silly things can become points of tension very easily. Spouses have found themselves taking refuge in designated rooms in the house just to cope under one roof.
With all of this said, there are a few measures I recommend for couples during this unique time:
The COVID-19 has brought the world to a standstill, and couples facing a divorce have had an extra layer of complexity to an already difficult and complex situation by having to isolate together. For this reason, it is important to take control of your lives and discuss pertinent topics such as financial settlements and co-parenting arrangements. By resolving such conflicts and keeping the interests of your children in mind, it is possible to have stability while living under one roof during the quarantine.
About Hayley Botha - Hayley Botha has put her education, passion, skills and over 20 years professional experience into founding Emerge Strong™ Divorce Coaching. After studying Non-Violent Communication for over 3 years, she went on to earn her certificate in Divorce Coaching. In both 2014 and 2015, Hayley was nominated for the Woman of Influence Award for the impact her business and volunteer work with men and women had made within the community. Hayley is a trusted and respected professional in her field by other professionals and clients. She is passionate about helping individuals and families make informed and wise decisions.
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