Divorce brings about many changes, especially if the separating spouses have children together. It’s not uncommon for children in this situation to feel pulled back and forth between mom or dad. After all, co-parenting doesn’t play a big part in the divorce decree. Co-parenting counseling is a helpful tool for separated or divorced parents find a new way to put their resentment in the past so they can prioritize the wellbeing of their children.
Conflict Resolution & Avoiding the Blame Game
Tearing your ex-spouse apart builds nothing. Once you divorce, you will have to strategize your co-parenting dynamic, which can be somewhat awkward or very painful, depending on your relationship with your ex-spouse. The only thing you have left to build once you divorce is how you will move forward and effectively co-parent. Learn to set healthy boundaries through conflict resolution and have a healthier co-parenting relationship by defusing conflict. It helps by learning to know when the right to time is to apologize and simply focus on finding co-parenting solutions when does conflict.
Healthy Communication & Seeking Solutions
By this point, you may want to rehash the past when you speak to your ex-spouse, which can frequently cause arguments if you can’t let go of the past and move forward, strictly as co-parents. You can tell your ex-spouse about topics you are willing to discuss and those which are none of their business. Make a commitment to communicate for the sake of your children
Implementing consistent co-parenting strategies can prevent conflict and reduce stress for both the divorced parents and their children. An effective co-parenting counselor provides objective professional advice to mediate and find a solution that works best for everyone, especially the children. Remember to avoid retaliation and break the cycle of resentment and blame. It’s more effective in the long run to raise children in a healthy environment where their needs and desires come first.
Contact the Law Office of Nicholas T. Exarhakis
Children can feel like pawns in their parent’s divorce and the aftermath of how they will have to maintain a relationship strictly as co-parents. It will ultimately be the best interest of your children to discuss and compromise with others. Many of the conflicts likely were at their peak in the midst of your divorce, but an effective attorney can help.
Do you have an ex-spouse who is turning your child against you? Do you have such parenting differences that make your communication strained? Contact us today at the Law Office of Nicholas T. Exarhakis online or by calling us at (410) 593-0040 to book an appointment with our firm today. We offer free phone consultations.