Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex: What to Do When Your Ex-Spouse Tries to Turn the Kids Against You

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Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex: What to Do When Your Ex-Spouse Tries to Turn the Kids Against You

Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex: What to Do When Your Ex-Spouse Tries to Turn the Kids Against You

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Foster A Neutral Environment: Create a safe and neutral environment for the children by refraining from discussing adult issues or conflicts in their presence. Even though co-parenting with a toxic ex can be draining, it is crucial to remain as consistent as possible .

Once you get into the habit of co-parenting, you’re likely to notice certain patterns in your ex’s behavior. A parent’s love for their child should always be stronger than their hate for the ex or their new spouse. In many cases, this happens when an ex is still sore over the breakup, resentful about events that may have transpired, or otherwise trying to get back at you for one reason or another. They might have their own opinions and ideas about what’s happened, and you should listen to them without interrupting or feeling the need to be defensive. As a result, your children may become confused, conflicted, angry, anxious, or depressed-and you may feel powerless.

Working with a therapist allows you to talk about your situation and gain professional, unique feedback, which strictly pertains to what you’re going through as a co-parent. The book features tools, strategies, written exercises, and dialogues designed to help reduce the ex's negative influence and 'delay, if not prevent' a child from choosing one parent over another. This book is a life saver , I’m going threw hell , now I know what I’m up against , how to act on contact , not to take it personally .

The more you limit the communication, the less chance there will be for any toxicity or damaging of the co-parenting relationship. I don’t stop him from talking to our daughter, but unless it’s urgent or something regarding scheduling, I don’t speak with him at all. Although I separated from my toxic ex when our kid was barely 6 months, reading this book reassures me that I did the absolutely right thing. The more details you have, the better off you are in a potentially tricky situation in the future (i. The facts of the situation and what a targetted parent can do about it, are spelled out clearly and directly.Learning how to co-parent with a toxic ex won’t be easy, but if you can get to the other side, it’ll all be worth it.

Reach out to loved ones who can understand your situation and provide objective insight and guidance. While it’s clear that the easiest way to deal with a toxic co-parent in these situations would be to minimize any communication, and sometimes to cut them off completely, you may wish to find that balance of just enough communication to provide your child with a stable environment for their development. One of the most important factors of positive parenting is to avoid speaking poorly about your ex in front of your children, as hard as it may be.You'll learn to avoid the most common mistakes of coparenting, how to avoid "parental alienation syndrome," and effective techniques for talking to your children in a way that fosters open and honest response. If you are going through a divorce or have been divorced for years and share custody with a total jerk who goes out of their way to try to turn the kids against you, undermine your authority as a parent, and push you completely out of the picture, this book will save your sanity! At first glance, you may think it “sounds fair” – but that’s because you intend on following it, and are expecting reciprocity. Your ex may be a complete pain, but people tend to get act worse when they feel as though they’re not being listened to or rejected.

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