You and your former partner went your separate ways in terms of romance. Nonetheless, you have children together so will have to continue working as a parental team.
This can be challenging, particularly in the beginning. Disputes are bound to arise, but what matters is how you address these disagreements. Outlined below are a few important things for you to consider.
Personal disputes are counterproductive
Maybe you did something that annoyed your former spouse during the relationship, or vice versa. This has nothing to do with your circumstances now as it was a disagreement you had as a romantic couple. It has no bearing on how you’re going to raise your children. Personal disputes that occurred in the past should be left there. It is of no benefit to anyone to keep on dragging up previous arguments that will never be resolved.
Communication is key
Many disputes arise simply because of crossed wires. Your co-parent may have taken a passing comment the wrong way and it has never been cleared up. Both of you need to find a way to communicate with each other so that the best interests of your child are met. Some co-parents are able to get along face-to-face while others prefer to use parenting apps and other forms of technology. There is no right or wrong answer here, what matters is that you and your co-parent uncover a form of communication that works for you.
If you’ve tried your best to resolve a dispute and are still getting nowhere then it may be time to look into your legal options. Having guidance behind you will help ensure that your parental rights are upheld.