Keep your co-parent relationship healthy

By |2022-04-01T13:29:44+00:0024 Nov 2017|Categories: Child Custody|


Considering the past that you have with your ex, it is easy to see how co-parenting might be difficult. If you and your ex were able to always get along and agree, you would likely still be in a relationship. Since you are co-parenting, there is a chance that things will come up that might lead to conflict. At these junctions, you will have to figure out what to do to make the relationship healthy.

The most important thing for you to consider when you are fighting with your co-parent is how the decision impacts your children. There are times when you might have a knee-jerk response to something. If the matter is minor, it might be best to just let your ex have his or her way. Of course, this is only the case if what the co-parent wants isn’t going to harm the children.

You should explore compromises to the issue at hand. There is a chance that there is something that will be a happy medium for both parents. You and your ex will need to be able to work together in order to make this happen.

Don’t automatically assume that your ex is going to fight with you on everything. In some cases, the way that things are presented might seem like there are attitudes involved. This might make the situation an issue even if there wasn’t any problem to begin with. For this reason, make sure that you are thinking carefully about your words and actions when you are speaking to the co-parent.

Throughout the co-parenting relationship, you need to think about making life better for your child. Eventually, the co-parenting will end so you can think of it as a temporary situation.

Source: Our Family Wizard, “7 Strategies to Overcome Conflict in Co-Parenting,” accessed Nov. 24, 2017

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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