Effectively Co-Parenting After a Divorce


If you and your former spouse share custody of your children, you are certainly all too familiar with the obstacles of co-parenting in the aftermath of a split. With some helpful tips and good faith efforts from you and your ex-spouse, however, you can become more effective co-parents. Continue reading to learn more.

Co-Parenting Tips for the Recently Divorced

It is not uncommon for divorced spouses to have a fair number of unresolved grievances and issues. To ensure these do not impede your ability to co-parent, you should find a healthy outlet to express your feelings about the situation and your former spouse. Doing so can help prevent these issues from creating problems or tension in your co-parenting relationship, ensuring that your focus remains on your children rather than the past.

Here are some additional tips for you to consider:

  • Change will not happen overnight and, even under the best circumstances, you and your former spouse will certainly have disagreements and conflict. Your job as parents is to keep your children out of these problems, so they can enjoy their youth and focus on personal growth. Involving them in adult conflicts will only worsen their anxiety and stress.
  • No matter how you may feel about your former spouse, you are both still parents to your children and should respect each other’s role in their lives. You may never become great friends, but you should still support each other as parents.
  • Maintain open and honest communication with your co-parent. Good communication is key in any relationship and, the more you improve in this area, the fewer conflicts you will likely have with your former spouse. Be willing to communicate through multiple channels, including emails, phone calls, or texts, and respond as quickly as possible. If you have a particularly tense relationship with your ex-spouse, consider maintaining a business-like tone in all forms of correspondence.
  • Apologizing, even when you are wrong, can be hard, but accountability is important and a heartfelt apology can go a long way. Be willing to admit when you have made a mistake and never be afraid to say that you are sorry.

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