Welcome to the final topic area, which describes the New Parental Relationship.
It’s important to examine how you interact and communicate with your former partner after your separation and divorce. If you and your former partner can parent in a cooperative way your children’s response to your separation will be much more positive.
Let’s start by talking about what happens when the relationship changes.
In addition to harming the child, it also damages new relationships, burdens family and friends, stunts growth and development, and stresses the body and mind.
During the separation process, communication between parents may be destructive. For example, parents may play games that put children in the middle of their disputes. Most parents do not mean to do this, but the children can be hurt by these games.
Parents often have unresolved feelings of anger and hurt about the ending relationship and these can lead to parenting games. It is important to deal with your emotions and to make changes to a new, business-like way of communicating with the other parent.