Making Divorced and Separated Co-Parenting Work
Butting heads with your ex over co-parenting? It's normal to feel uncertain how to work with someone you are no longer romantically involved with, but if you share children, it's likely you will be connected throughout their lives.
Co-parenting can refer to the ways in which parents share in parenting duties and responsibilities. Being separated or divorced from your child's other parent, though, can make it difficult.
Co-parenting during and after divorce or separation is a different skill than co-parenting while being married, and so it takes practice to become a good co-parent. Plus, it may not be easy to work with a former spouse or partner, especially right after divorce or a break-up.
In this excellent blog posting from Psychology Today, Jessica Troilo offers some tips and strategies for making co-parenting work.