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Tips for exes to remain friendly when children are involved

While a Colorado divorce is never easy on the parents, it can be especially hard for children. Younger kids in particular may have a difficult time grasping the intricacies of adult relationships and may feel stressed out and fearful about what the split may mean for them. Therefore, one of the best things parents can do is maintain a cordial relationship in order to help the children feel secure. In fact, reports Parents Magazine, divorce courts in many states have adopted a child-focused approach to divorce, and more than half of states require divorcing parents to attend a class on co-parenting.

Therefore, even if the divorcing spouses are feeling animosity toward one another, they should do their best to present a united and upbeat front to their children. Badmouthing each other or nitpicking over the other person’s parenting will only make the situation worse. Care should also be taken to not discuss any conflicts or problems in front of the children. Those matters are better discussed among the adults in private.

Sometimes not feeling bitter and resentful is a choice one has to make, points out the Huffington Post. In addition, both parties usually contribute in some way to a relationship unraveling and placing blame on the other party can be toxic. It can, however, be cathartic to forgive each other for any past transgressions and commit to treating one another kindly for the sake of strengthening the relationship between the parents and their children.

If both parties truly have the children’s best interests in mind, choosing to work together will benefit all of the parties alike. It may take time but with some work, maintaining a friendly relationship with an ex-spouse is possible.

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