“My ex calls and texts me all the time. It starts out about the kids but always leads to a nasty argument.”
“The kids are never ready when I go to get them. I think that time should be added on to the other end of the visit but my ex disagrees.”
“The only way to communicate with my ex is to send notes or messages with our child.”
“My ex wants to bring his/her new spouse to open house at the school.”
“I want our teen to join a travel baseball team and my ex strongly disagrees. Now what?”
Divorce and separation brings along a number of unanticipated situations and difficulties, many dealing with parenting. Divorce may be the most significant event in the life of a child. It affects most physical aspects of his life and can affect various emotional aspects of his life as well.
There are many factors that determine a child’s reactions to divorce. Some can’t be controlled, like their age at the time of divorce and their gender. Other factors can be controlled, and you as the parent have the ability to manage these factors and influence their recovery from the divorce.
Of course, it’s difficult to know how to influence these factors. Emotions are high, parental relationships are conflict-laden, and every interaction with your child’s other parent turns into an argument. No matter how high your level of conflict is with your ex, you can learn how to move toward an effective, businesslike co-parenting relationship.
I offer an array of services to help parents resolve their parenting-related disputes, learn how to communicate and co-parent effectively, and reduce the risk factors that influence their child’s post-divorce adjustment.