5 New Year’s Resolutions For Recently Divorced Parents

The New Year is a time for rest, reflection, and resolutions. When you’ve recently gone through major changes in your personal life, looking back can be a little hard. Instead, focus on looking forward: what you hope to change and how you want to be a year from now. Here are our 5 New Year’s Resolutions for parents who just got divorced:

Focus On the Kids

You might be sick of hearing this one, but it’s true. When you were married to your ex-spouse, you had two relationships to consider: with them as a romantic partner and with them as a co-parent. Now, you only have one. Focus on the goal that you are both working towards: giving your children the best life possible at the moment. The history between you and your co-parent is not always relevant to the immediate task at hand, which is taking care of your children.

Work On Communication

Communication is the key to co-parenting. Always treat your co-parent how you would want them to treat you. Discuss plans clearly and well in advance. Treat them with respect in front of the children. Sick of always having to text your ex? Try to communicate more clearly instead of more often. If you can take the time to get on the same page in one message, you can avoid unnecessary further communication. Keeping your communication in writing also helps you consider the best response and avoid lashing out with emotion.

Take Time For Yourself

Here’s a secret of life: the more time you spend taking care of yourself, the better your relationships with others will be. Don’t spend all of your time and energy on others, no matter who they are. Whether it is taking a walk, watching a movie, or soaking in the bath, find some time to be nice to yourself.

Don’t Overreach

Let’s be honest: we all know divorce is not ideal and not exactly fun. Learn to relieve some stress by only focusing on what you can control. Things beyond your reach are going to turn out the same way whether you stay up all night worrying about them or ignore them completely. Put your focus where it really counts: on making sure things in your control go right.

Get the Help You Need

At Waserstein & Nunez, we know how difficult divorce can be. We focus on the family aspect of family law, helping everyone get what they need with as little emotional strain as possible. For help with a divorce, contact Waserstein & Nunez today! We provide real-world solutions to real-world problems.

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