This blog will further discuss the topic of avoiding arguments with your co parent. Letting the moment pass requires a great deal of discretion, impulse control, and maturity. It is important to realize that some topics are off limits with your co-parent, some are ok to discuss, and others are simply too difficult to handle. This discretion can help you avoid unnecessary conflict and stress. For example, if your co-parent mentions something about their new partner, just breathe and let the moment pass.
Another way to avoid conflict is to think twice about boasting about your life to your co-parent. King Solomon stated, “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.” It is easy to try to “one-up” your co-parent, and while this is a natural response, it is not an effective one. Consider not going out of your way to boast about your life to your co-parent. While it may help temporarily give you pleasure, this can cause some extra tension and jealousy that may not be welcome.
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