If you can't enjoy your child's birthday because making arrangements with their other parent brings up too much old stuff...
If you feel uneasy when you receive a text from the other parent (that’s before you even saw what it is about)...
If you are feeling small and quiet at the handover because it is just so uncomfortable...
Don’t settle. Your time is precious. Your time with your children is precious. Your head-space is precious. How you feel about yourself when you talk with your ex is important.
Think of finding a way to communicate comfortably with your ex as a kind and loving act of self-care. A handy transferable skill. Your legacy for your children. Anything works, as long as you don’t settle for anything less than comfortable. Family and workplace mediator John Hind and I have recorded a video series to help you de-stress communication with the other parent. John specialises in helping his clients improve their communication through mediation and conflict management coaching, focusing on helping and supporting them to create value-based outcome solutions whether these relate to meeting unmet emotional, psychological or practical needs. He is a nationally recognised Accredited mediator, NLP based conflict management coach, National trainer and Director of Compass Resolution Ltd.
You can access our video series here: 3 simple ways to de-stress discussing parenting with your ex. It covers:
Looking after yourself when you are triggered
Why it is important to slow down and how you can do it
Signs that it is time to take a break from that particular conversation
Treat it as a thinking space, when you hear an idea that fits your situation - pause the recording and get implementing. I’d love to hear what you discover. P.s. If you would like further support - head to my calendar and book a free discovery call.