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Co-parenting with the Same Person You're Trying to Heal from is Often Swept under the Rug

I went through it for eighteen years and It's like trying to navigate a minefield while also trying to mend your broken heart - a truly delightful experience, if I do say so myself.

Let's paint a picture, shall we? You and your ex-partner have decided to part ways, but alas, you have a little bundle of joy to think about. So, you both agree to co-parent. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong. It's like trying to juggle flaming swords while walking on a tightrope. Fun times.

First off, there's the constant reminder of what once was. Every time you see your ex, you're hit with a wave of nostalgia and heartache. Oh, the memories of happier times, when you were both blissfully ignorant of the impending doom of your relationship. Now, you have to put on a brave face and pretend like everything is peachy keen for the sake of your child. Joy.

Then there's the issue of communication. Oh, the joy of trying to have a civil conversation with someone you're trying to heal from. It's like trying to negotiate a peace treaty with your mortal enemy. Every word is laced with bitterness and resentment, but hey, at least you're both being mature adults, right? Right. Lol

And let's not forget the never-ending cycle of emotions. One minute you're feeling hopeful and optimistic about the future, and the next you're drowning in a sea of sadness and regret. It's like riding an emotional rollercoaster that never seems to end. But hey, at least you're getting your daily dose of drama, right? Right.

Co-parenting with the same person you're trying to heal from is a delightful experience that is not talked about enough. If I do say so myself. I salute all the brave souls out there who are trying to co-parent with their exes. May your days be filled with sarcasm and your nights be filled with wine. Cheers.




Thank you for this article. I am going through this right now and it hurts so bad. 😞

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