“You two do it so well!” I have heard this comment many times from friends who know both of us when talking about how my ex and I co-parent. It looks easy because we have an amicable relationship and we live close to each other so that our family logistics are simple. However, what people
“Every house needs a grandmother in it.” – Louisa May Alcott Grandparents are an important part of a child’s life. Yet, when parents separate, it is not a relationship that is prioritised by the legal system or even by parents themselves, as there are so many pressing matters to settle. However, grandparents may lose or
A separation or divorce is a significant life event. It is painful. We grieve. We all experience the grief of separation or divorce at a different pace. If you were not the one to initiate it, you may be at a disadvantage when it comes to making decisions about your children’s parenting arrangements after separation.
Conflict between separated parents is very common and harmful to children. Parenting Coordination may help. The separation was painful and fraught with conflict. You and your ex could not get along and every conversation ended in an argument. Mediation was long and often initially unsuccessful. Frustration, anger, resentment and defensiveness dominated your relationship during the
At Amicable Families, we believe that children can thrive in any type of family. Eva’s family is a testament to that possibility. Here is her story so far. I am part of a large blended family that is a source of joy and meaning. Before having my daughter, I did not really understand how vulnerable