The last two blog posts discussed ways to work on your confidence and resilience to help you form a healthy co-parenting relationship with your ex-spouse. This post will go into detail about how to work with them to work together.
Here are a few steps to work together with your co-parent:
Try to create clear and attainable goals: Working towards a common goal can help to give your co-parenting relationship a sense of purpose. As you achieve these goals, you may feel a boost in your confidence in regards to parenting and co-parenting alike.
Work on your problem solving skills: There will be differences in opinion throughout your co-parenting relationship. That being said, you can change how you handle these disagreements. When this happens, you can view the situation as a chance to negotiate and compromise.
Try to manage your strong feelings: When you take steps to think clearly, you can find ways to take action without impulsiveness or pure unfiltered emotion. Creating a workable co-parenting relationship may require you to use your thinking to manage your feelings.
Regardless of which stage of developing a healthy co-parenting relationship you are in, considering the wellbeing of your family may be a great place to start. Click here to read about a Hillsboro, OR family law attorney who will advocate for your family.