Many people think that marriage is a 50/50 gamble. Divorce rates reached their peak in the 1980’s and they have been declining ever since. Mostly this number reflects the many families who never marry in the first place. Whether you are seeking a divorce , or an unmarried relationship is breaking up, your children are among the many who shuttle from mother’s house to father’s house on a regular basis. This is called “co-parenting.”Families are adapting better and better.
Over time the families grow to include new spouses and sometimes more children. When divorced spouses become confident parents and establish stable relationships with other partners, their ability to effectively communicate with each other improves. Improved communication creates a secure and stable environment for their children too.
Often, I recommend co-parenting tools such as Talking Parents or Our Family Wizard. These communication forms separate your parenting from texting and calling. The conversations are in one place, you have the ability to confidently share the children’s schedules, and the assurance that the message was reviewed.