Talking to an ex can be difficult, but it's even harder if you're juggling kids' schedules among fights and frustrations.
It can be extremely hard to communicate with an ex, especially when it comes to juggling childcare, kid’s schedules and working out your new separate lives.
The app was created after CEO and co-founder Wendy Oxenham went through a divorce and realised how stressful it was to communicate while going through the separation.
“Trying to organise the lives of my kids with their dad via text and email while juggling emotions, full-time work and processing a divorce, was really challenging,” she explained.
The app acts as a neutral platform for parents to communicate
“You can't help but be stressed after separation, so sometimes communication isn't clear or rational and that can lead to a lot of frustration on both sides,” she said.
The app acts as a neutral platform for both parents and aims to reduce friction and create easier ways for families to communicate during a divorce or separation.
Divvito flags messages that could cause tension, replaces harsh words and gives parents time to revise their messages which takes the heat of the moment out of it.
“Explicit words are easy to filter. They’re not always what starts conflict in communication, but they’re definitely why it ends. The words and phrases that can trigger conflict and be most hurtful are those that are inferred or assumed, and this is what Divvito is keen to learn and monitor in the coming months as more contextual data is provided by users,” Wendy explained.
The app aims to make communication between parents easier and reduce frustrations. Source: iStock
Messages are organised into topics and the kids won't see them
Divvito organises messages into topic conversations which makes it easier to keep track of things like after school activities, weekend events like parties and school expenses.
The app also keeps notifications private which means your kids will never see something they shouldn’t and parents can respond when they’re ready, not instantly.
One in three Aussie marriages end in divorce, and half of those include children according to the ABS so the Divvito app is something that would help families.
Wendy knew first-hand how important positive communication is during a time like that and wanted to create something that would help other families in the same position.
The Divvito Messenger app will launch on the apple App store and Google Play app stores on Tuesday January 23. For more information visit the Divvito website.