You and your former spouse are recently divorced. While the divorce was by no means easy, you managed to reach amicable settlements regarding property, assets and, most importantly, the children.
Unfortunately, things have taken a turn for the worse in recent weeks, and you and your co-parent have had a falling out. What steps can you take to get your co-parenting relationship back on track?
Remember, there are no winners in conflict
Conflict between you and your former spouse will result in stress for both of you. It will also unsettle your child further. It’s best if you can resolve any disputes as efficiently as possible. After careful reflection, unless your co-parent is completely in the wrong, it might be worth considering a compromise. It’s always best to try and focus on what’s best for the child rather than winning the debate.
You don’t always have to respond immediately
While it’s beneficial to settle disputes quickly, this doesn’t mean you have to do it in the heat of the moment. If you’re in a disagreement about something, take a break for a while and tell your co-parent you’ll get back to them the next day or whenever you feel that you’re ready. It’s easy for disagreements to spiral out of control in the heat of the moment. Taking a breather will allow you to collect your thoughts and come up with a peaceful solution.
Of course, resolving arguments is easier said than done. If you’ve hit a roadblock, then you might have to start thinking about your legal options for resolving this issue.