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Co-Parenting Warning Signs

Co-Parenting Warning Signs

Eight questions to ask if you are struggling to co-parent well.

  • Are you or your co-parent stuck in anger or sadness about the divorce?
  • Are you or your co-parent rigid and unwilling to be flexible in your co-parenting relationship?
  • Is communication with your co-parent not focused on the needs of the children and goes off into personal issues or past relationship issues?
  • Are you or your co-parent trying to win the love and attention of the children?
  • Are you or your co-parent nervous, worried or anxious when your children are in the home of the other parent even with no history of abuse or neglect prior to the divorce?
  • Are you or your co-parent children of divorce who seem to be repeating your childhood experience/trauma?
  • Has your divorce been final for two or more years and either one or both of you are unable to find ways to resolve your differences?
  • Are you or your co-parent overly involved in what is going on at the other household?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions you might want to discuss this with a family mediator or mental health professional. Contact us and we can help point you in the right direction.

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