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With co-parenting, it can often be difficult to separate your emotions about your ex from your relationship with your child. That being said, it is vital for a successful co-parenting arrangement, and for your child’s well being, to ensure that you avoid putting down the other parent or venting your frustrations to them. In the end, your child deserves the love of both of their parents, and they should not be brought in to arguments or...

This morning while walking out of the parking lot I had to pass between two large bushes. I was carrying a number of things in one arm against my chest. Approaching the bushes, I automatically moved few of the items over to my free hand. As I passed through, I realized that I would not have fit if hadn't done that. What surprised me about this realization is that I never gave it any thought. I was never aware...

For most coparents, conflict is inevitable. Learning tools for successful conflict resolution is one of the cornerstones to building a healthy coparenting relationship. All relationships experience some conflict. The fact that you don't always get along with your coparent doesn't mean you're failing. It's how you deal with the fight that matters. One thing is always true about humans: different people deal with things in different ways. I've collected a number of strategies for dealing with conflict...