So many times even when we make an effort to get along with an Ex, we can’t break our patterns of communication. We say things and hear things the way we always have. One way to begin better communication is to think about what we want and be direct in saying it. If we can be confident in our request, we create new space to negotiate and come to a mutual resolution where both parties can start to think about things in a more neutral and objective way.
Stress creates MORE STRESS and makes everything harder, at a time when you are zapped of emotional and physical strength. The way you are communicating with your co-parent may have your trapped in a cycle of stress. Learn how to stop this cycle and take control of your life! Make co-parenting easy and stress-free!
Don’t stay in the same relationship that led to your separation. When your Ex pushes your buttons and keeps making you angry, it’s a way they can stay in control and keep you tied to the relationship. Find a way to communicate with your Ex that creates strong boundaries and allows you to discuss mutual goals for your kids without the anger. As soon as you can become indifferent to your Ex’s behavior, life will be a lot easier.