If you’re a co-parent, then you know how hard it can be to share your child(ren) with your ex-spouse. It’s probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. But it’s the small things that can make the biggest impact on the happiness of everyone involved. Take a look.
Disclaimer: So, I’m not a professional. I just want to share my experiences as a co-parent in hopes that it will make a difference to someone else. Divorces are as diverse as the people involved. None of these tips are rules that need to be followed. They are suggestions. Hopefully some of them will work for you.
Hopefully some of these ideas will help you. If you looked at the list above and thought, “There’s no way in heck I would do that,” that’s okay. What works for me may not work for you. However, I think out of all the things that you can’t control while co-parenting, focus on what you can control. That will make all the difference.
Important note: This post does in NO way condone mental or physical abuse from an ex-spouse. If you are in an abusive co-parenting situation, please seek out professional guidance and do whatever is necessary to protect you and your child(ren).
Here’s some other helpful posts from one co-parent to another:
- 10 tips to co-parenting
- How to co-parent successfully
- Why I chose parallel parenting over co-parenting
- 7 steps to healthy co-parenting with your ex
- 11 successful co-parenting commandments
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