If you share a child with a former spouse or partner, then divorcing or separatng from them does not end your relationship. Rather, it calls upon you both to forge a different sort of partnership, known as "co-parenting."
Healthy co-parenting requires parties to prioritize their child's best interests over either parent's preferences. It is not an easy standard to maintain for recently divorced parties. And it becomes that much more challenging when one or both parents re-partner, introducing step-parents and blended families into the mix.
I am a co-parent, a step-parent, and a child of divorce, as well as a divorce litigator and a mediator. I understand the challenges of establishing two independent households in the aftermath of separation and divorce. The key to success lies in learning new rules of engagement. An effective Parent Coach is like a private tutor in parenting education.