No matter what happened between you and your spouse, when children are involved, both of you have an obligation and responsibility to raise your children and provide them with all of the love and support that is needed to enable them to live wonderful lives. Both parents need to serve as a unified front for their children, requiring you both to be on the same page and have strong lines of communication. Kids growing up in today’s world have so much to navigate through – social media, bullying, technology, education competitiveness, etc., and they should not need to worry about their parents’ relationship.
As co-parents, you both need to show your children that you are both here for them and that you both are talking constantly about them and working together to problem-solve and provide support for them. Serving as a unified front lets your children know that you are still a family, just a different family. You are both still their parents, and even though you live in different homes, you are still on top of everything and working together to ensure your children thrive… because you love them more than anything… and because it feels good to support them and show them that you will always be here for them.