7 Inescapable Truths about Divorce (Guest Post)


This is a guest blog post by Elisabeth Stitt, a renowned parenting coach and author of “Parenting as a second language“. 

It is possible to dissolve your marriage from your former spouse, but it is not possible – and never will be possible – to dissolve your co-parenting relationship.  She will always be your son’s mother.  He will always be your daughter’s dad.  You thought you were free, free, free at last, but the tie to your child’s other parent can never be undone.

Here are some inescapable truths it would be good to accept sooner rather than later:

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How to Tell Your Child You’re Getting a Divorce

mother talking with teenage daughter

Telling a child that his or her parents are separating is a daunting task. No matter how amicable the split was, or how mature your child is, it will be a hard conversation to have. These tips will help the conversation go more smoothly.

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Communicating with Your Ex

do's and don'ts

Communicating with your ex after a separation or divorce can be an emotional minefield. One wrong step and you are at each other’s throats. Keeping open lines of communication is an essential part of co-parenting.

Here’s a list of do’s and don’ts to keep communication with your co-parent as civil as possible.

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