The ‘Good’ Divorce, By Christine Carter, director of Greater Good Parents, for the Berkeley Blog

…Divorce is not permission to hate.

When there are kids involved, you don’t get to throw in the towel and walk away from your ex. You don’t get to stop trying to make the relationship work. Divorce is only a way to change a relationship. You go from married and living together to co-parenting as divorced people living in separate households…

When parents establish a functional working relationship that puts their kids front and center, kids tend to have fewer problems…Sociologist Paul Amato has studied this for decades. He writes that “the great majority of studies find that co-operation and low conflict between parents predicts positive divorce adjustment” in children.

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