Splitting parenting responsibilities with your ex isn’t easy, but it is common, and it can get easier as you (and hopefully your ex) learn how to do it better. Clear, respectful communication is paramount, which can mean resisting the temptation to bash your ex to your kids. While both parents have a duty to stick to what they agreed to, flexibility is also incredibly important — life happens, and pretending it doesn’t will not help anybody. You and your ex will sometimes have to agree to changes or deviations from the schedule.
- It is possible to parent successfully together even after a divorce.
- Respect and compromise are key to maintaining a good relationship with a partner after the divorce, and are even more important for the child.
- The emotions and needs of the children should always be the priority of parents, even after a separation.
“Even after parents split, co-parenting can stay possible and peaceful.”