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How To Transition From Married Parents To Divorced Parents
February 22, 2017
When interacting with your former spouse, it’s a good idea to treat the relationship more like a business relationship. When you’re married, you have the emotional attachment, but in business relationships, they tend to be cordial, respectful, and professional. Communication is direct and there’s no emotional attachment. So, although you may be hurt or angry with your former spouse, it’s best to try and let what’s best for your children motivate your decisions, rather than your emotional feelings towards your former spouse. When your children see this respectful interaction with their parents, they’re going to benefit from that.
The best advice I can give to anyone in this situation is to always put the children first. It’s a good idea to have a general set of rules and expectations that the children will follow in each parent’s house. This can include things such as what time we’re doing our homework, curfew times, how much time are the children allowed to be on electronic devices, and what activities are going to be off-limits for the children. So, know that this process is not easy and it’s going to take some work, but however, if you always remember to put the children first, you can do this and succeed at being a successful co-parent.