Common co-parent problems can complicated quickly.
I teach a high conflict co-parent course designed to help co-parents cool emotions, manage disputes and find solutions within their dynamic as co-parents.
The solution (a more comprehensive blog post to follow) starts with a legally binding agreement:
You and your co-paret must craft an agreement wherein you promise to, at the very least, remain well-behaved toward each other when the child(ren) are present.
Committing to reasonably engaged efforts to cooperate and include the other parents in childcare decisions, fostering the other parent-child relationship, and finding common ground on co-parent disputes is of bare-minimum importance as well.
If these agreements are broken (or disputed) in a patterned way then a third party professional can be utilized to construct a concrete means of tracking progress (and implementing consequences for setbacks).
Dr. Jeremy Clyman earned a master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) from Yeshiva University. He completed three years of doctoral-level clinical externships in neurocognitive assessment, couples and family treatment, and cognitive behavioral for adolescents, adults and older adults.