You and your ex-spouse may want to “divide up” your mutual friends in a way that will leave everyone feeling relatively satisfied. What steps should you take? How can you prevent this process from creating acrimony?
First, identify the scope of your challenge. If you’re on good terms with your ex, you might want to collaborate and identify the various friends in your circle over whom you might have “custody issues.” Your list may be pretty big at first, or you may only find three or four potential problems. For instance, maybe you met a couple together on a cruise ship three years ago; and you’ve all become really good friends. You both want to stay close to these people, no matter what.
Do you really need to have a formal division of friends? Wouldn’t that create more tension and awkwardness than it would solve? The truth is: perhaps. Ideally, you and your ex should develop a process to negotiate any awkwardness and circumvent potential problems or passive aggressive behavior.
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