All too often people use the telephone, emails, text messages, not to effectually communicate, but to destroy communication. The angry spouse may call to scream insults or make hang-up calls, or unload with texts at any time of the day or night.
If your spouse or other parent gets disrespectful and/or abusive to you on the telephone, end the call. If the angry spouse is disparaging in written forms of communication, do not engage or respond. Please save these forms of communication as they can be relevant to your case. Always be respectful and polite in your communications with your spouse or other parent regardless of how they treat you.
If the other party is abusing you with telephone calls, keep a calendar with the calls documented by date, time, and number. You have the legal right to record phone calls that you are a party to.
You can also use email to communicate. Often times, this is a better way to communicate, especially at the beginning when emotions are often time still high. Regardless of how your spouse acts or reacts, take the high road and always treat with respect and politeness.