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.)”
9. “Identify your roles.”
It’s good to have things figured out it advance.
8. “Do things as a family.”
It’s not possible for everyone, but if you can do it, it’s worth a shot.
As usual, that’s the key to everything.
6. “Don’t let them know.”
“This is about them, not me.”
5. “I let my ex live with me.”
Definitely unorthodox but if it works, it works.
4. “Double EVERYTHING.”
A lot can get lost in transit.
3. “Become best mates with your ex’s new partner.”
I’d say that’s not gonna happen all the time.
2. “See a counselor every now and then.”
Having a professional outside opinion never hurt.
1. “The child comes first!”
Never lose track of the priority here.
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.