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How to successfully co-parent with your ex-spouse

No matter where you are in the divorce process, you may find yourself wondering how you can co-parent with your ex-partner in St. Charles County when there is so much animosity and arguing. You may not want anything to do with your spouse now that you are moving on. But if you want to minimize the amount of stress and conflict your children will endure because of the situation, you should learn how to tolerate your soon-to-be ex-spouse. 

A divorce decree does not change the fact that your kids have two parents. You do not need to live together or agree about everything to raise them successfully. You just need to develop a good co-parenting plan and stick with it. 

Explaining divorce to children

Divorce is often a challenging and confusing time for families in Chesterfield. Even though it is the parents who are separating, children tend to have trouble understanding the situation. With tensions and emotions running at an all-time high, parents may become so wrapped up in themselves that they fail to recognize that they owe their kids more than just a simple explanation for what is going on. If you are in the process of splitting one household into two, here are some things you should take into consideration about your children's feelings and divorce.


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