With the way the family court system in the United States is structured, divorce is set up for conflict. Even couples that enter the process on good terms with the intent of splitting amicably almost inevitably end up bickering about some contentious issue.
The ugly truth is that there are many societal and psychological factors that work against couples hoping to pull off a healthy, and happy, divorce. Wendy Paris, author of the book “Splitopia: Dispatches From Today’s Good Divorce And How To Part Well,” noticed this when she and her husband were divorcing. That experienced compelled her to launch the website Splitopia.com to try to help couples transition through divorce without turning against each other.
She joins DadsDivorce to discuss the reasons divorce tends to be so bitter and offers tips for couples hoping for a conflict-free breakup.