Unfortunately, divorce is far more common in our society than most of us would like to think when we get married. And, having children involved takes things to the next level. While divorces may not always be amicable, there are some strategies in order to lower the tension on shared parenting. For one thing, be sure to maintain a high level of communication with the co-parent and child(ren). And, no matter what, don’t publicly air grievances – it simply doesn’t help.
- In high-conflict divorces, it’s often necessary to involve a psychotherapist to help the parents resolve their disputes while still protecting and nurturing their kids’ emotional growth.
- When involved in divorce proceedings, it’s best to prepare yourself ahead of time to remain as calm as you possibly can, using mindfulness and deep-breathing techniques.
- Once you are separated, children deserve uninterrupted time with each parent in order to get used to the new custodial arrangements.
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