Sometimes, in a divorce, one spouse may find it much more difficult to move on. This results in feelings of resentment, and eventually, could lead to harassing behaviors. A spouse who continues to remain resentful about the divorce may drop in at the ex-spouses workplace, make threatening phone calls, and may try to harass or threaten a new partner in the man’s life.
In some cases, communication is key to helping deal with such harassment from an ex-spouse. It could be that there are suppressed feelings and the behavior is a cry for help. A frank conversation could be all that is needed for the harassment to stop. Finding the underlying issue can help dissolve some resentment, and bring some closure to the end of the marriage.
If the harassment seems to begin any time the two of you come into contact with each other, it is best to communicate using text messages or e-mails, briefly and succinctly. Keep face-to-face conversation to the minimum.
If the harassment is beginning to affect the children, you can try working with parenting coordinator who will help you resolve any disputes. The parenting coordinator will try to help you come to a mutual consensus.
However, if that does not stop the harassment, you must be prepared to take legal action. You can do this by getting a personal protection order that limits your ex-spouse’s contact with you or even your place of work. The order can help prevent your wife from getting in touch with you at your office, or at your home. Violation of a protective order is a criminal act, and is punishable under the law.
Contact a divorce attorney to discuss about your situation.