Celebrating High School Graduation as Co-parents
Throughout Ian’s senior year of high school, Bob and I attended marching band concerts, rock-band performances, and senior banquets with our new partners, with grandparents, and all of us always sitting together. So when it came to celebrating graduation, why wouldn’t we plan one big party?
The Ex’s Perspective on Happily Divorced
In his foreword, Bob talks about how me writing this book actually challenged the very foundation of our relationship as co-parents and friends.
Welcome to HappilyDivorcedBook.com
At HappilyDivorcedBook.com I’ll share with you chapters from my book, interviews I’ve given, and insights on co-parenting that I stumble upon along the way. If you are a co-parent, a child of divorce, or a family member navigating a co-parenting, step-family, or blended family relationship, I’d love to hear your story too. Was your experience good or bad? What odd circumstances did you find yourself in and how did you come through it? What do you struggle with on these fronts?
Co-parenting and the Holidays
For divorced people with children, the holidays serve up the added challenges of dividing time with the children between two parents, grandparents, and other extended family members and facing the devastation of missing out on precious memories with your child. As parents, isn’t it our duty to create family traditions? Yet that is very difficult to do when you’ve agreed to alternate holidays. In this article I offer a preview of the Happily Divorced chapter “Happy Holidays – Are They Still Possible?
Post-Divorce Finances Are Still a Joint Venture
Fighting about money is over after divorce, right? Think again! When you have a child together, your finances are inextricably bound to one another for the the long term, whether you like it or not.
Co-parenting and Birthdays
When it came to celebrating Ian’s birthday, Bob and I traded off on this responsibility just like any other. One year I planned and paid for the kid party, and the next year Bob did. And when the special birthdays came up, we joined forces. This would sometimes mean going in on a nice gift […]