Two celebrity divorces are providing perfect examples of the consequences of bitterness and the healing power of kindness after a divorce.
In this issue, the San Diego family law attorneys with the Men’s Legal Center will talk about both of the celebrity divorces, and share the benefits of remaining civil with one another in the post-divorce section of your life.
An Example of How Not to Act After a Divorce
In her book “Second Nature,” WWE superstar Charlotte Flair apparently didn’t pull any punches when talking about her ex-husband. Written with her celebrity father, Ric Flair, the book includes claims by Charlotte that her former husband is sterile, lost two (2) jobs because of illicit drug use, and that she was the victim of physical and psychological abuse during the marriage.
In response, the former husband has filed a $5 million lawsuit against both Flairs and the WWE, which it says was involved in marketing efforts of the book.
He denies the allegations made by the Flairs and says the claims have humiliated his family, including his three (3) children, whom he says suffer ridicule and shame from friends.
An Example of Finding Happiness After Divorce
As hosts of the Food Network’s “Down Home With the Neelys” TV show, Pat Neely and Gina Neely seemed like the perfect couple. After 20 years of marriage, however, Gina decided she wanted to divorce.
In an interview with People magazine, Pat admitted, “…I was devastated, and I didn’t have the words to explain it. While it was a challenging time, it’s a chapter that has long passed me.”
He says that their divorce negotiations lasted for just six (6) hours. “I didn’t give her a hard time,” he said. “She made a decision that she wasn’t happy, and I respected that.”
Pat confirmed the cordial split has played a major role in him continuing to enjoy a positive relationship with his two (2) daughters and is happy with where he and his former spouse are in life.
The Power of Letting Anger Go
It’s common for many couples to feel anger towards one another during the divorce process. After all, anger is a natural human response when we feel someone has wronged, betrayed or unjustly accused us.
However, what good does that anger do for anyone? If you have children, they certainly do not benefit from the warring of parents. As Licensed Mental Health Counselors explained in a Huffington Post article, the feeling of others fearing you or walking on eggshells when you’re around actually solves nothing. In fact, it creates more problems and sets the stage for never-ending conflicts.
Committing to staying to the high road, however, will more often than not pay off in ways you can hardly imagine.
To talk more about your divorce options, call the San Diego divorce attorneys at the Men’s Legal Center.
The San Diego family lawyers with the Men’s Legal Center have earned a reputation of trust, and can position you for the best possible outcome for yourself and your family through your divorce process and the post-divorce part of your life. Our sole purpose is to make sure you have the resources and knowledge they need for the best possible outcome in family court.
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