If you’re in the middle of a divorce, it may seem impossible, but it is essential for you to healthily coparent with your spouse/ex-spouse after you split for the sake of the children. Luckily, there have been many celebrities publicly demonstrating this positive behavior such as Gwyneth and Chris Martin, Jennifer and Ben Affleck, and most recently Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman. In addition, there are people who dedicate their careers to assist divorcees in post-divorce coparenting. Keep in mind, it’s best to start this positive behavior even prior to filing for divorce, but it’s never too late to start. Here are a few resources to help push you in the right direction:
- Hire a Coparenting Counselor/Coach: Dallas has many coparenting counselors available to help your family transition through this tough life adjustment- this includes individual counseling, group session coaching, family counseling, and children counseling. For a list of available counselors, click here: http://www.coparentingtexas.com/.
- Educate Your Children on the Transition: There are actual books available to help assist your children in understanding the changes taking place in their lives. It may be hard for them to understand that you are no longer going to do things as a family unit. As much as you and your spouse may shield the children from divorce, they will feel the effects regardless. It’s important to address their fears and concerns and reinforce your mutual love for them. Some books that help your children with this transition are available here: http://goo.gl/OKMjjl.
- Divorce Amicably: This is not an oxymoron you can divorce amicably. Whether it is working together towards settlement without too much involvement from attorneys or choosing the Collaborative Divorce approach, there are ways to divorce in a less litigious manner. Think about the money you’ll save and most importantly, the hurt you will avoid to yourself, your spouse and your children. For more information about the collaborative approach, click here: http://collaborativedivorcetexas.com/.
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