Divorce takes a toll on you and your family mentally and emotionally. After divorcing, communication with the other parent can become frustrating and difficult due to the change in circumstances. Regardless why the marriage ended in divorce, encourage your children to continue a relationship with both parents. There are many benefits of co-parenting that may not be as obvious as others.
- Less Stress and Peace of Mind
You’re less stressed because you and your ex-spouse are still parents, which means you still get a break from the kids, and the kids get time with their other parent, so everyone wins, which promotes peace of mind. Children experience less stress when both parents work together. Peace of mind helps your family bond and does not make your children feel the need to choose sides. Children can easily transition to the new changes when both parents are working together.
- Lead by Being an Excellent Example
Sometimes there is not an easy solution to a problem, but running from it is not the answer. When both parents are cordial, they model respectful conflict resolution skills. Although the end result of the marriage could not be avoided, there is still a happy ending for everyone.
- Increased Likelihood of Both Parents Remaining Involved
Co-parenting leaves little room for errors, with proper communication. Reduced conflict aids your children with healthy relationships with both parents. When you and the other parent are actively involved in your children’s lives, it is less likely they will experience disruptions and succumb to depression and other issues that can be caused by major life changes.
- Secure Family Safety Net
A secure family safety net creates happy, stress-free children who are confident in themselves, and do not have to battle with traumatic loss. Your family safety net creates a place of comfort and security for your children instead of putting them in a chaotic madhouse full of conflict and stressful situations.
Hais, Hais & Goldberger, P.C is devoted to family law and helping you resolve conflicts. For over 30 years, we have maintained excellent legal consult, and are known for getting desired results for our clients in complex divorce litigation. Contact us today to see how we can help you.