For the Sake of the Children
Step-Parenting the Right Way
We at Whole Family Legal have always stood on the ethical foundation that we are in this more for the children than anyone else. While divorce is hard and emotions run high, the last thing that should be on your mind is taking out your frustrations on the other side in front of your kids. That is as much trauma as using them in your fight against your ex. Instead, find a way to compromise and to “make nice” so that both sides can parent equally and love the children all-the-more. You will not be able to get rid of all of the trauma caused by the divorce, but you can limit it. Yes, it will take both sides and, yes, there is every chance the other side will refuse to compromise. That should not stop you from trying for the sake of the children.
Check out this recent article on step-parenting with the “other side.”