After going through a divorce, you and your former spouse might still have some unresolved personal issues and wounded feelings, which can make your future as co-parents quite challenging. As difficult as it may be to work on repairing and rebuilding trust with your former spouse, it will greatly benefit your children. Continue reading to learn more about how you can accomplish this task.
Become a More Effective Co-Parent
Oftentimes, marriages end due to a lack of confidence and broken trust. Unfortunately, this can make it exceptionally difficult for you to move forward and raise your children even after the dust begins to settle. Rebuilding trust can be a potentially long and trying process, but if you both put in an honest effort, you can make this situation easier for your children.
Consider some of the following tips:
- Be considerate of each other. Taking each other’s feelings and opinions into consideration will go a long way for your relationship as co-parents, so keep each other in the loop with all child-related details. When you give your former spouse reliable information that is completely unprompted, it will help build trust and confidence.
- Be prepared for bumps in the road. Rebuilding trust will not be a perfect process and you are both likely to make mistakes, so be ready to apologize and forgive.
- Keep your promises. Whether you make a promise to your children or your former spouse, staying true to your word will be essential in earning your former spouse’s trust.
- We all have good days and bad days, but try to aim for consistency in all aspects of your behavior. If your co-parent cannot predict your behavior from one day to the next, he or she will not trust you and raising your children as a team will become a much more difficult task.
Trust can almost always be rebuilt if both parties are willing to work on it together. Be patient and try to do what is right.
Reach Out to Our Law Office for the Skilled Legal Help You Need Today!
If you run into child custody issues in the aftermath of your divorce that you cannot resolve on your own, you should speak to a skilled legal advocate to advise you throughout the process. At the Law Office of Tzvi Y. Hagler, P.C., our family law attorney has more than a decade of legal experience and is committed to helping clients secure the best possible results for their case.
Call our law office today at (516) 514-3868 to set up a consultation and discuss the details of your case.