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While you and your current spouse agree that the two of you should divorce, you may find it difficult to sow seeds of peace during the process. Raw emotions could bring complex feelings to the surface, causing unintended stress and hardship for both of you.

For a bit of guidance on the subject, see what Forbes has to say. The more peaceful your divorce, the faster you can move on to what lies ahead for you in your life as a single person.

Keep respect at the forefront of your mind

Throughout every decision involved in your divorce, try your hardest to remain respectful to yourself and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse. When regard flies out the window, you can incur unnecessary financial burdens and prolong the divorce process longer than necessary.

Be honest with yourself about whether you should actually divorce 

Do you find yourself having second thoughts about going through with the divorce? If so, your spouse may share, but not speak on, that same opinion. It could be that the two of you may need to consider marriage counseling or a shift in your communication styles to repair your relationship. When you harbor doubts about your decision to split, it can lead to poor, odd and conflicting decisions, which can frustrate you as well as your current spouse.

Have a mutual goal with your spouse

You and your spouse may want the same things in divorce, such as financial stability after the ink dries on the last bit of paperwork. Try to find some common ground, something that keeps both of you tethered together during the divorce. Be sure you communicate your mutual goal with your lawyer(s), so they can help facilitate that goal.

A peaceful divorce is possible when you have the right insight. Put the above suggestions to good use and reap the rewards.