While you and your ex-spouse have solid individual incomes, divorce is not cheap, and you have other financial obligations. This could result in you remaining in your marital home in Minnesota with your former spouse. How do you plan on surviving with grace and dignity?
See what Divorce Magazine has to say on the matter. It is possible to emerge from this chapter of your new life with your sanity intact.
Take care of yourself
One of the most important things to do right now is to take care of your mental health. On top of your split, you also have to make sense of how you feel about continuing to live with your spouse in your shared marital home. Now is the time to engage in activities that bring you joy and peace. Also, you do not have to consult with your spouse about planning a relaxing walk or a long drive to nowhere.
Remind yourself that this is not permanent
True, it is good to stay grounded in the present, but looking to the future does not hurt. You do not have to continue living with your ex for the rest of your life. Even if the two of you remain under the same roof for a couple of years, you can still start making plans now for the life you want when it is time to move out.
Figure out finances
You and your ex-spouse should sit down together and decide how you want to divide household bills, the mortgage, your home insurance policy and any other expenses the two of you still share. Do not ruin your financial health by neglecting to deal with accounts that you and your former spouse still share.
With a bit of patience and planning, you can survive living with your ex. Put these tips to good use.