Many times when a divorce becomes contentious, it is because emotions are running high. It can be tough to separate yourself from the emotional aspects of ending a relationship, but you might find the whole process easier if you approach it as a business transaction.
Looking at your marriage as ending a business agreement allows you to better focus on the task at hand. It can also provide you with some benefits that will let you walk away in a more favorable position.
Clearer thinking leads to better decisions
One of the biggest benefits of this approach is that you will be able to focus more on what you need. You have a clearer mind and can look at the situation in a practical manner. In turn, this lets you be aware of what you need from the divorce. You will make smarter decisions and not act impulsively.
Gaining the ability to look ahead
When you are not letting your emotions dictate your moves, you can more easily look ahead to the future and what you will need down the road. For example, you may find that taking a deal to get retirement benefits instead of the summer home will benefit you the most. If you were looking at this through the lens of emotion, you might have a harder time taking the deal because you would be caught up in the memories attached to the home and find it harder to let go.
The whole idea of your divorce settlement should be setting yourself up for success as a single person. When you get too emotional during the process, it can cloud your ability to be reasonable, which will only hurt you in the end.