Coparenting After a Romantic Relationship Ends
One of the most challenging contexts for coparenting is when the romantic relationship between the parents ends and the partners go there separate ways. While the parents may rather not have to deal with each other any more, the reality is that they will need to if their mutual children are still young. Research clearly shows that when coparents act civil towards one another and minimize their children's exposure to any of their post-relationship conflicts, children tend to do better. The following resources provide moms and dads ideas about how they can work together to prioritize their children's needs and protect them from whatever friction exists between them.
Edward Kruk, Ph.D
Edward Kruk, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia.He specializes in child and family policy. As a social worker he has practiced in many fields such as child health. He is currently a teacher of family mediation and addiction and has published several books including The Equal Parent Presumption: Social Justice in the Legal Determination of Parenting After Divorce. He is also President of the International Council on Shared Parenting.
Click here to read the 23 different articles in Psychology Today written by Edward Kruk in which he discusses co-parenting after a parental separation.