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You may have ended your marriage with your ex, but for the sake of the kids, you have to find a way to work together.
- Tip #1: Remember that divorce didn’t end your family but it did reorganize it.
- Tip #2: Don’t put your kids in the middle of your mess.
- Tip #3: Find productive ways to communicate.
- Tip #4: Be ready to compromise.
- Tip #5: Remember how hard it is for your kids.
- Tip #6: You can’t control what happens in the other home.
Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them. -Leigh Anne Tuohy
See Also: Divorce, Marriage, Parenting
Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- Describe your relationship with your ex. What has been the most challenging so far?
- Why is self-control so important in dealing with your ex? What grade would you give yourself on it?
- Have you or your ex been guilty of putting your kids in the middle of your conflicts? Explain.
- How has this dynamic affected your kids up to this point?
- Where do you need to compromise more with your ex?
- How can you improve in your communication with your ex?
- What are some things you hope can be consistent between homes? What are some productive things you can do to encourage that?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.
This is part of the Blending Families series.