Many of us worry that divorce will have long lasting negative impacts on our kids, that the trauma to our kids is inevitable. But if we come at the process from a place of love and understanding, we can minimize the trauma and stop it from affecting them in the long run.
That’s not always easy when we’ve already established a contentious dynamic with our exes.
It all comes down to keeping our children at the center of our decisions. If we agree to focus on our children's best interests, we can escape the true cause of long-term trauma: nasty litigation.
How can we shift from a bitter dispute to an amicable co-parenting relationship?
In this episode, host of the critically acclaimed The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast, Kate Anthony explains how putting our kids at the center of our divorce can make for a more amicable split.
3 Things You’ll Love About This Episode
How inner work fosters a friendlier dynamic
To create an amicable relationship, we have to know who we are, what we stand for, and where our boundaries lie. Self-reflection helps us understand what works for us, so we can communicate that to our co-parent.
How centering our children's needs promotes more constructive litigation
Going into negotiations with our children in mind is like putting on a new pair of glasses, we can see everything more clearly. It’s much easier to see our ex-spouses’ point of view when we know their decisions have been based on the children's wellbeing.
How to handle a hostile ex
Don’t force amicability. Every divorce goes through twists and turns, and it’s not always easy to be on friendly terms with an ex. Continue self-reflecting and deal with everything else as it comes.
Kate Anthony is the host of the critically acclaimed The Divorce Survival Guide
Podcast and the creator of the groundbreaking online coaching program, Should I Stay or Should I Go? which helps women make the most difficult decision of their lives using coaching tools, relationship education, geeky neuroscience, community support, and deep self-work. Kate is widely known as an expert in communication, co-parenting, divorce, and emotional intelligence.
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