Co-parenting is hard for any divorced couple, but dealing with a toxic ex can make the process 10 times harder.
“While divorce and coparenting typically carry a negative connotation, as a co-parent it’s our job to flip the script.”
Divorce gets a lot of press, but what you should and shouldn’t do after your divorce papers are signed is often overlooked.
“I lived in constant hypervigilance due to posttraumatic stress from the abuse, and in my eyes, I didn’t deserve him. I was waiting for the moment he would either stop talking to me or try to use me.”
“You have come too far to not require the healthy love you deserve. There is someone out there who will treat you correctly, and that person is worth the wait.”
“Never lose yourself and know you did the best thing you ever could have done the second you walked out the door. You are more powerful than you will ever know.”
“Co-parenting isn’t easy, but it can be so rewarding when you manage to get it right.”
“I had no idea what postpartum rage was, had no idea that becoming a mother would open all these childhood wounds, and no idea the amount of anger I had kept locked away.”
“Men, never give up. God created marriage and family to succeed and yours is not the exception.”
“I don’t know how to be in a blended family any more than you do. I know I’m not the best at communicating my feelings, but I need you to know I am doing the very best I can.”