Separation is always a challenge. You’re leaving someone that has played a significant role in your life, and even if those years were filled with stresses and tensions, suddenly someone important in your life is out of it, and you’re left with a variety of negative emotions as a result.
But separation is even harder when kids are involved. Indeed, even the best parents can have incredible struggles in post-split parenting, for a combination of reasons that include:
These emotions are natural. But they’re also unfortunate and problematic. As children mature, they become increasingly aware of the behaviors, emotions and conduct shown by their parents. They know, even without realizing it, when you are angry or sad, and they are affected when you and your ex have put them in the middle of your dispute. And because it’s not uncommon for you to experience significant stress yourself, it’s crucial that you be on the lookout for a solution.
Co-parenting Counseling and Support in New York
Post-split parenting may be a challenge, but it is also something that can be addressed. In my practice in Manhattan, I will provide you with tools and guidance needed to make you better co-parents. We’ll work on how to best communicate with each other, how to tame some of the high emotions, and how to make sure that you’re setting the best example possible for your children.
I’m not here to play the blame game, or to figure out who is the better parent. My role is to listen, and help facilitate better communication and healing between the parents. Throughout my sessions, we’ll work on better strategies for communication, how to curb individual anxieties, jealousies, and resentment that may undermine your ability to co-parent, and start coming up with a parenting plan that will make it easier for you to be there for your kids.
Co-Parenting Guidance – Contact Me Today
If you have recently gone through a separation and find that you’re experiencing a significant amount of distress parenting as a result, or you’re in the beginning of a separation and want to make sure that you’re co-parenting effectively, contact me today at 914-295-2764. Let’s schedule an appointment and make sure that the transition is as smooth as possible, both for you and your children.