Coparenting

Mother and daughter sitting on a moped making faces in the mirror.

The Pros & Cons Of Co-Parenting Without Talking

By Dr. Karen Finn / November 11, 2019

It’s possible, but is it in the best interest of your kids? If divorce were only about you and your ex, you could go your silent, separate ways. No more having to compromise, negotiate, or listen to stories that have bored you for years. No more arguing, fuming, or fighting to be heard. No more…

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Couple near a tree arguing about how to handle co-parenting.

How To Handle Co-Parenting With An Ex Who Hates You

By Dr. Karen Finn / September 20, 2019

You can co-parent with minimal contact & still raise happy kids. You would think that two adults could figure out how to handle co-parenting after divorcing. It sounds like a no-brainer, “mature” thing to expect — that parents would naturally put their children above their own feelings. But if life followed the ideal, couples would…

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Newly engaged woman, who’s ready to learn the keys to co-parenting, meeting her future step-son.

Keys To Co-Parenting After You Have Remarried

By Dr. Karen Finn / July 31, 2019

Tips to help you, your kids’ other parent and your new spouse work together. Divorce can make life feel unraveled on countless levels. And no one in its sphere is immune to its effects. If you have children and are co-parenting, you know there will be new adjustments as you begin to open your life…

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Dad who knows the secrets of co-parenting for divorced parents carrying his son on his shoulders.

Co-Parenting Basics For Divorced Parents

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 17, 2019

Co-parenting after the end of your marriage can be really hard, but your kids are worth it. Regardless of why your marriage ended or is ending and the angst you feel about it, if you have children, your ex will always be in your life. That’s why learning all you can about co-parenting for divorced…

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Teenage girl who’s unaware of how difficult co-parenting a teenager is.

Why Co-Parenting A Teenager Is So Hard

By Dr. Karen Finn / May 7, 2019

It is really hard, but you can make it easier. For most parents who divorce, co-parenting sucks. Somehow, you’re supposed to go from not being able to make a marriage work to being able to communicate and work together to raise your children. But even that gets more difficult when you’re faced with co-parenting a…

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Man looking at his son wondering why co-parenting doesn’t work for him and his ex.

13 Reasons Why Co-Parenting Doesn’t Work For Everyone

By Dr. Karen Finn / March 24, 2019

Co-parenting isn’t always the best choice or even possible after divorce. Nearly everywhere you look online, you’ll find article after article extolling the virtues of co-parenting post-divorce. In fact, some even hint if not outright state that the only way to make sure your kids adjust well to the divorce is if you co-parent. And…

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Girl drinking water unaware her parent is watching & thinking about co-parenting with a difficult ex.

9 Tips For Co-Parenting With A Difficult Ex

By Dr. Karen Finn / February 4, 2019

Parenting after divorce is difficult, but these tips can help make things easier for you. As difficult as divorce is, co-parenting may be even more difficult. And co-parenting with a difficult ex could make you want to hitch a ride with Thelma and Louise. The drama, the crazy-making, the accusations and bad-mouthing, the manipulation, the…

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By focusing on healing a child’s heart after divorce, his parents might have alleviated the isolation this boy is feeling.

10 Tips For Healing A Child’s Heart After Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / January 21, 2019

Healing a child’s heart after divorce is tricky. Luckily your child can heal without lasting scars. Healing your heart after divorce can be a long, all-encompassing journey. The thought of healing a child’s heart after divorce can take your breath away. Children are, after all, the innocent, powerless victims — the collateral damage with no…

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Woman hugging boy on her lap as she ponders how to win a custody battle against a narcissist.

How To Win A Custody Battle Against A Narcissist

By Dr. Karen Finn / January 14, 2019

Divorce is already stressful enough. If you’re waging a custody battle on top of that—a custody battle with a narcissist, no less—then it can be absolutely overwhelming. This is new, scary territory, and your children are on the line. It can be the most difficult ordeal of your life. Narcissistic behavior is often no-holds-barred self-serving…

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When co-parenting doesn’t work, your child could be suffering more than you know.

What To Do When Co-Parenting Doesn’t Work

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 26, 2018

When co-parenting doesn’t work, you can still raise happy, healthy children post-divorce. When a divorce involves children, the most important considerations necessarily revolve around them. When co-parenting doesn’t work as a custodial solution, the priority of the children must still be maintained. Given that children need and deserve to have a relationship with both parents,…

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This girl doesn’t care about co-parenting vs parallel parenting, she just wants her parents’ love.

The 6 Challenges Of Co-Parenting vs Parallel Parenting

By Dr. Karen Finn / November 13, 2018

How you parent after divorce has a lot to do with how well you’ve healed from your divorce. Even divorce can’t excise an unwanted ex from your life if there are children left to be raised. Sole custody vs co-parenting vs parallel parenting — the child-rearing component can be the most harrowing aspect of a…

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Father and son who have learned the benefits of co-parenting without power struggles.

10 Tips For Co-Parenting Without Power Struggles

By Dr. Karen Finn / November 5, 2018

Co-parenting without power struggles is more than a nice idea. It’s a must for your kid’s happiness. Power struggles are often one of the reasons people divorce. But when children are involved, that push-and-pull has to stop. Co-parenting without power struggles is more than just a nice idea. It’s something that has to happen if…

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