Anyone who is transitioning through a separation - or has already separated - knows that during this time, emotions run high and feelings can get low. This is especially true when children are involved, and heightened even more during times like the holidays and special events. So how can we get our fellow co-parent to cooperate with us? It may start with you. Here are 25 ideas that can even be implemented as your New Year’s resolutions.
The holidays are generally a stressful time for most people, and stress has the tendency to bring out the worst in us. But, what if you turn that energy around and give yourself the gift of improving your co-parenting relationship during this season of light and love, instead?
The holidays. The warmth of family and friends. The festive meals and parties. The closeness of community. Or not. For many people, the holidays are a big fat let down. They shine a glaring spotlight on our lack of true connection, our loneliness or our deep-down-to-the-bone desire for something unnameable that is missing in our lives.