Even if your ex partner isn’t a full-blown narcissist, there can be times when co-parenting is a difficult task. When responding to accusatory behavior from them, try to respond by asking the question, “Why now?”. It is important to ask this because new relationships often spark a change in one parent’s behavior, leading to problems that shouldn’t exist in the first place. Also be sure to set aside times for correspondence each week so that there is always a steady flow of communication between both of you.
- As a co-parent, you can maintain distance from an ex by keeping a tight schedule on when you communicate with them.
- Children are resilient, so have faith that they can thrive with just one stable, caring parent.
- When your ex is acting up, don’t overreact, but ask why they may be doing this now.
“Your ultimate goal is to raise your kid to be well-adjusted, emotionally healthy, and as unscathed by divorce as possible.”