Developing a healthy, effective coparenting relationship is hard work. It requires you to see the best in your ex, make compromises, and continually ask yourself what's really best for your kids.
For most coparents, there's plenty of room for growth in this department -- which is actually appropriate, because getting to the point where you can genuinely say that your coparenting relationship is working well may take years.
Rather than focusing on what's not working, though, try to identify some things that are already going well, like the way the two of you work together to coordinate your schedules, or the way that your parenting styles and house rules are consistent. Identifying even just a few things that you share in common and that accentuate your coparenting relationship will help you to build trust with one another and learn to rely more on the methods of communication that already work well for the two of you.
More Coparenting Resources:
- 10 Signs of a Healthy Coparenting Relationship
- Parenting Plan Worksheets for Coparents
- Set Healthy Boundaries With Your Ex
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