The prevailing wisdom for generations when it comes to bad marriages is to “stay together for the kids.”

More recently, I find that that tact is being questioned. As tough as a divorce or its equivalent can be on kids, surely it’s better than growing up in a household filled with resentment and anger, right?

Many people think so, and soon find themselves in the position of navigating co-parenting. It’s daunting, but it can be done well. Here are a few tips from people’s’ personal experiences.

10. “Keep the finances equal.”

“(Or time, but that’s another story.)”

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9. “Identify your roles.”

It’s good to have things figured out it advance.

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8. “Do things as a family.”

It’s not possible for everyone, but if you can do it, it’s worth a shot.

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7. “Communicate.”

As usual, that’s the key to everything.

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6. “Don’t let them know.”

“This is about them, not me.”

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5. “I let my ex live with me.”

Definitely unorthodox but if it works, it works.

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4. “Double EVERYTHING.”

A lot can get lost in transit.

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3. “Become best mates with your ex’s new partner.”

I’d say that’s not gonna happen all the time.

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2. “See a counselor every now and then.”

Having a professional outside opinion never hurt.

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1. “The child comes first!”

Never lose track of the priority here.

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Seems like some sensible advice to me, though obviously everyone’s situation is going to vary a little.

What would you add to this?

Tell us in the comments.