The stress of divorce pushes everyone to their very limit and then gives a good shove. Nobody is behaving the way they want to or the way they should. Sometimes a little patience will see you through but, unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there with a high-conflict personality. If you think you might be dealing with an Ex who has a personality disorder, recognizing this will be extremely helpful. You can adjust your approach and expectations and take better control of the situation.
Kids who have parents in two homes are always saying goodbye to someone and hello to someone else. They have to balance between being sad to leave one parent and being happy to see the other. Imagine only being able to see one of your children at a given time and always having to choose which one you’ll share different experiences with. Transitions are tough, and you’ll see the stress in your child’s behavior, regardless of their age. Be patient, be kind, be supportive. This was not their choice and everyone needs a little extra help through this difficult time.