Does the idea of working with your ex to establish a co-parenting schedule fill you with dread?
Dealing with divorce while nurturing and raising children can be complicated. It requires patience, compassion, and open communication in order to create the stability children need.
Understanding how to communicate with your ex about issues regarding your children includes establishing boundaries and taking responsibility for your part in the divorce as well as your contribution to the co-parenting partnership.
In this episode, I’m sharing the most important things you should consider when entering into a co-parenting relationship and the key things you need to know in order to manage your expectations of your co-parenting team.
Three Things You’ll Love About This Episode:
Learn how to avoid bringing pain into your co-parenting relationship
Understand how you can avoid bringing past experiences with your ex into your current co-parenting situation and keep the children the focus of your communication.
Understand the value of your family as a support system
Recognize the people you need in your life to work through the pain and frustration of divorce without complicating your co-parenting situation
Reinforce boundaries in the way you raise your children
Adjusting to a new co-parenting schedule can be complicated, but establishing and enforcing boundaries allow you to catch yourself before heading into an argument and keep communication open.
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Going through an immense betrayal can be the most difficult thing to get over. In fact, it makes it hard for us to trust others again. Believe me. I know how it feels. My ex-husband cheated on me, and he was the last person I’d have ever thought to be capable of hurting me. It took me some time to realize that trust has to start within ourselves.
After her son was born, Kristy Carruthers had to sell off their clothing, jewelry, and belongings. She started interviewing for jobs at four weeks postpartum. After living on credit cards for a few months, she just hit the end of the rope and ended up having to sell the house to pay the credit card bills. That’s when the mind shift happened. I said to myself, ‘You know what? This can never happen again. This is not acceptable.'”
When I was married, divorce was never on my mind.
It never occurred to me that it had to be something I should learn about.
Fast forward to today, it continues to be that gift that keeps on giving. It has taught me about myself more than I ever knew.
Even though I’ve undergone therapy, I still believe that what I’ve endured and experienced post-divorce unraveled five lessons that I never would’ve discovered on my own.