6 Tips to Reduce Conflict with an Ex Over Kids
When Dan and Karla split up a year ago, their children were very upset. Little four-year-old Jenna had an especially difficult time and cried for weeks. It was heartbreaking to watch the children try to deal with the loss of the marriage. Most of you are concerned about the effects of divorce on the adjustment of your children. You want to do whatever possible to help them adjust. You already feel guilty for putting them through the ordeal of divorce.
A good place to begin is to focus on reducing the conflict between you and your ex-spouse. I know you are thinking, “If I could do this, I wouldn’t be divorced!” Possibly, but you still have to work on conflict for the sake of your kids. And the more you work on it, the more you model conflict resolution skills for your children. So here are six tips to help you work on conflict resolution with an ex.