Keep Working Together As Parents After a Divorce

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Relationships that haven't worked for a long time sometimes end in divorce.In some cases, the divorce is not necessarily a bad thing for the parents or the children. Parents who are not getting along may be happier and make their children happier if they are not together in the same home.

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Particularly when you are already parents and your marriage ends up in divorce court there can be problems with working as a family unit. It will take some time and some practice in order to ensure that everyone is functioning as a single team. In some cases divorce is the best way, but that doesn't mean that everyone is going to be pleased with the outcome.

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But how will your kids feel about it? You know they will not feel happy. Though you are separated, you should still be good parents for your children and that means working together..

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Staying Together As Parents After a Divorce

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    Although you are divorced you are still parents and you still share children who need you both.
    Communicate about the kids and what they need from you.
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    Understand that your children want to be free to love and respect both of you.
    Despite any problems that you have encourage that and keep your information about the faults in the relationship to yourself.
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    You will need to make a schedule for when will the kids be with their father and when will they be with their mother.
    Make them understand why it has to be in that way. Acceptance will not be easy, but they will learn to become accustomed to it and to understand it over time.
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    Know what the needs of your kids are which require both of you.
    Especially in school be present in the school activities that need both of you.
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    Always keep a good relationship as friends.
    Learn how to understand each other and respect each other's privacy. In this way, everything will work out just fine.
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How to Co-parent After a Divorce

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Co-parenting or being parents to children for divorced couple can be a very stressful 'job'. Divorced couple who remained to have good relationship with their exes gives their children a sense of stability. Good relationship of children with both parents is also seen as one advantage. Amidst the challenges, staying amicable with each other is possibly developed for the children's sake. Besides getting a divorce does not end the parents' duties to their children.

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    Set your personal issues aside.
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    In order to be effective in your co-parenting, it in necessary that you forget about your feelings first. You might still be hurting and the memories of your cheating husband still is fresh but remember that you are staying civil with your because of your issue or your exes' but for the kids.
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    Communicate With Your Ex.
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    You don't need to be best friends after the marriage has failed for this is almost next to impossible. Just stay civil and keep the communication line open at all times. Communication does not only mean meeting in person. Frequent calls or text messages will do so long as concerns regarding kids are discussed.
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    Request Don't Demand.
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    When you have to make requests for the children, don't say it with a tone of autocracy for it might sound as if you are making a demand ( men hate this) make it sound as if it is a request.
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    Always Listen.
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    It is important that you also listen to what your ex is trying to convey. This way, you could share ideas on how you could effectively co-parent.
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    Try to Keep a Good Relationship with Your Ex.
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    Again you don't need to be the best of friends. It is important that you have a good relationship with him/her so you could easily carry out your 'task'- to co-parent.
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    Discuss Important Issues.
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    Major decisions need to be discussed by both parties. Keep the honesty and openness for this will aide in keeping the relationship between the exes and well-being for the children. Issues to be discussed include financial aides, medical needs and school fees. Do not let disagreements get along your way. The children's welfare are more important than your personal anger or grudge.
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