Several times I’ve heard a divorcing parent say, “I’m just looking forward to getting this over with, so I don’t have to deal with him/her anymore!”  I’ve got a newsflash for you: Your divorce won’t be “final” until the kids are gone, and sometimes, not even then! If you’re like most people and have a shared parenting agreement, you will have to communicate and collaborate with your ex regarding your children for years to come. The most important thing you can do for your children and your own peace of mind is to be civil at the very least; or friends at the very best.

For some great tips on being a good co-parent, read You May Be Divorced, But You’re Still a Family, by Virginia Gilbert, MFT

Good co-parenting,

Angela Angelovic
Divorce Docs