How To Deal With A Difficult Co-Parent Dedicated To Divorce Drama
IS YOUR EX NASTY ONE DAY AND NICE THE NEXT? Sara was hanging on by a thread. Coparenting with her Ex, Anthony, was incredibly draining, unpredictable and filled with drama. One day he would be rude and standoffish in front of the boys. Then the very next day, he’d act like nothing ever happened and…Read More
Handling Holiday Hassles With An Ex Who Hates You
Heather felt that familiar sense of dread. December was always the worst. Although she and Brian had been divorced for over three years, the holidays continued to be complicated and miserable. Despite her best efforts to keep things friendly, there was zero flexibility. If Molly or Jack had holiday parties or special events, Brian…Read More
My Ex is a slob and it’s driving me crazy
COPARENTING AFTER DIVORCE AND DEALING WITH DIFFERENCES INVOLVES KNOWING WHEN TO HOLD FIRM AND WHEN TO STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF. If you search the web looking for information on coparenting, chances are you’ll find quite a bit of chatter about how to manage big-ticket items. How do you break the news to your kids?…Read More
Bypassing Battles with Your Ex Over Parenting Styles
If your repeated requests to “nix the junk” are falling on deaf ears, it’s time to consider a new coparenting approach. From what time Jacob should go to bed to whether or not Haley should be allowed to go to a concert with her friends. What one parent sees as a perfectly acceptable parenting…Read More
How do you handle an Ex that isn’t consistently involved?
Q – My Ex was never really involved with the kids when we were married. Now that we’re divorced he’s even less involved. Usually he shows up for “fun” events but doesn’t make an effort to exercise his “visitation” with the children consistently. I’m worried about how this is affecting them. Is it my responsibility…Read More
My child is acting like my Ex, what do I do?
Q – I see some qualities in my son that remind me of my ex-husband. Even though I don’t mean to, when he starts acting like my Ex, I over-react. I’m so worried that my son is going to turn out just like him. I know it is not fair and I should stop comparing…Read More
“Oh no, you didn’t!” What to do when kids tell you they want to live with the other parent
Imagine. Life is just humming right along that is…until 13-year-old Abigail asks to stay out until midnight. Seems some of her friends have planned to hang out at a local movie theatre. According to her, everybody will be there and leaving before midnight would totally make her look like a major loser. You, however, have…Read More
Night Night, Sleep Tight: Getting your children to sleep in their own beds after divorce
You’re dead tired, it’s been a long day and your little (or perhaps not so little) darling just can’t sleep. The answer? Simple. Just pull back the covers and let them crawl in bed with you. After all, the divorce has been so hard and they’ve been through so much already. Surely one or two…Read More