The referendum vote to leave the EU has been likened to a divorce and in many ways it is.
In the latest episode of our divorce and separation articles, we look at ten reasons why Brexit is like a divorce.
10 reasons why Brexit really is like many divorces
- Only one half wants the divorce
- The same grieving process of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance might be taking place right now
- Angela Merkel has transformed into Gloria Gaynor singing “I Will Survive” – the greatest divorce anthem “Go on now go, walk out the day, just turn around now, you’re not welcome anymore…”
- Different attitudes to risk and uncertainty on the part of the leaver and leavee
- Suddenly everyone is worrying about divorce contagion – “If they got divorced/left the EU, perhaps we should as well…”
- Fault based divorces – the many reasons given for leaving the EU, even though a no fault divorce was available according to article 50
- Have a plan for what you are going to do before you tell them you are leaving.
- The importance of skilled negotiators who can influence and persuade and get a settlement quickly and effectively
- The need to moderate language and behaviour; rash words and actions can lead to increased conflict and having to backtrack after the event
- Finally, remember, that after this is all done, we still have to be able to work together whether to co-parent our children or to be able to trade with one another.
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