Rebuilding Trust with Your Ex-Spouse

May 10, 2023
By Alternative Divorce Solutions

The end of a marriage will have a profound impact on a family. If you lost trust in your former spouse during the process, it may be difficult to continue moving forward as co-parents. However, to make life easier for you and your children, you should work together to repair this trust and cooperate to serve the best interests of your children.

Trusting Your Ex-Spouse Again

Learning to trust your former spouse to create a less hostile parenting relationship can be a difficult feat, especially if your divorce was particularly contentious, but it is not impossible. We compiled some tips that will help you with this process.

Here are some tips for you to consider:

  • Keep your promises: If you want your former spouse to trust you, start working on keeping your promises. Do not agree to anything you do not think you can follow through on. Of course, things may come up, so if you have an emergency, make sure you clearly and honestly communicate why you cannot keep a promise.
  • Keep your behavior consistent: Some days may be better than others for you, but regardless of what is going on in your life, you should be consistent in your behavior. Be respectful to your former spouse and be responsible parents.
  • Exercise some restraint: You and your co-parent will still have disagreements, but the key to rebuilding trust is to show some restraint whenever you bump heads. Do not push each other’s buttons or sling any low-blow insults.
  • Show an interest in your co-parent’s opinion: Asking for each other’s opinion on child-related matters will show that you believe raising your children is a team effort, which will help establish trust.
  • Apologize to your former spouse: We all make mistakes. You must be willing to apologize to one another for any pain you cause. Doing so will go far in your efforts to rebuild trust with your co-parent.

Trust is important in any relationship, especially when the wellbeing and happiness of children are at stake. You and your former spouse can work to rebuild it and put the past behind you.

Discuss the Details of Your Family Law Case with a Member of Our Legal Team

If you run into any issues in the aftermath of your dissolved marriage, the legal team at Alternative Divorce Solutions can provide the legal support and advice you need to overcome them. We understand that your legal obstacles may not end with the end of your marriage and will be here to assist you.

Call our law office today at 949-368-2121 to set up a consultation.


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